Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network
Start Date
November 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Crow Wing
Project Overview

A traveling exhibit was developed to display museum-quality copies of fragile artifacts recovered from the archaeological site: Roosevelt Shores 21-CW-173. The exhibit tells the story of 2000 years (up through the late 1800's) of American history at the site.

A suitcase-style case, measuring six feet by three feet, containing eight panels with text, photographs and replications of the artifacts was designed for the display. The Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit and Interpretive Project broadens public access to the pre-settlement history of the area. The exhibit is available for display, upon request, from the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage network.


Project Details
To make museum-quality copies of fragile archaeological artifacts for a traveling exhibit, and thus broaden public access to pre-settlement history
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
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Street Address
20089 Sunset Court
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155