Kandiyohi County Fair Historical and Artistic Programming

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kandiyohi Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
August 2013
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To bring “Historical and Scandinavian Churches” to the Kandiyohi County Fair’s Old Settlers’ Cabin. This is a collaboration between Minnesota Historian Doug Ohman, the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and the Kandiyohi County Fair Board. The project includes installing lighting to highlight photos and displays. The fair hired Theatre of Fools for two Vaudeville shows and a juggling workshop for children as well as the Old West Society of Minnesota for living history and reenactments. All artists/historians are Minnesota-based.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN, Article 4, Section 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage2, Subdivision 10.

Recipient Board Members
Dave Carlson, Vern Watters, Jim Bright, Mick Moriarty, Kate LaClair, Sharon Dotzler, Lon Nicko, Becky Koch, Tiffany Gustin, Dave Berg, Rich Liljenquist, Kevin Peterson, Kirk Peysar, Dennis Thompson, Patti Zebro
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