Lao Oral History Archives
To document and archive the untold stories of Lao refugees in Minnesota, nine Lao families, totaling 13 individuals, were intervewed. The recountings of their historical experiences living in war, living in refugee camps and the transition and settlement of their immigration to Minnesota were recorded on video tape. The video footage was professionally edited, uploaded to Youtube and posted on the Lao Oral History Archives website.
A selection of old and new photographs were formatted as exhibition pieces available to communities as a traveling exhibit. These photographs were also uploaded to the Lao Oral History Archives website
(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.