Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,630
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County AKA HCS
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2013
End Date
October 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Wilkin
Becker
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,630
Other Funds Leveraged
$560
Direct expenses
$8,190
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To educate the public about German culture and art traditions from both the past and present by providing opportunities to gain knowledge and practice skills. To encourage families with German heritage to explore their roots and introduce the younger generations to ways to preserve it. To demonstrate through the arts the contributions Germans and German-Americans have made to our community.We had a brief survey which we used to interview visitors about their experience. We asked for how they learned about the event, how many in their party and what age range, their zip code, whether they had visited the museum before (almost all had), why they had attended the German Culture Day (majority for culture), what did you learn, and suggestions for improvements.

Measurable Outcome(s)

87.5% rated the arts experience as excellent (62.5%) or good (25%). 12% rated it average. 50% were Minnesota residents. Most came to learn more about German culture. They learned a variety of things: Hutterite culture - superb learning about it; the origin of feather trees and how to make them; how to make sauerkraut; that cuckoo clocks are German; that some favorite foods are of German origin. Many expressed they loved it. And the suggestions were for MORE: foods, music, demonstrators, and vendors. A lot of respondents appreciated that their children learned a lot about German culture from the event.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dale White, Duane Walker, Gail Blair, Gene Prim, Gloria Lee, Helen Olson, Jade Rosenfeldt, Jim Saueressig, John Dobmeier, Jon Evert, Les Bakke, Neil Jordheim
Project Overview
German Culture Day
Project Details
To present the first ever German Culture Day in the region.
Project Manager
First Name
Maureen
Last Name
Jonason
Organization Name
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County AKA HCS
Street Address
202 1st Ave N PO Box 157
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56561
Phone
(218) 299-5511x 6732
Email
maureen.jonason@ci.moorhead.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Christian Boe: former director of Traverse County Social Services, musician, art advocate; Donald Clark: professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager Minnesota State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Michael Eble; professor and gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris, visual artist; Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor of The Julliard School; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Dick DuBord (alternate): former Lakes Region Arts Council Board member, visual artist-wood.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Donald Clark: professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and published author; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager at Mankato State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Rebecca Davis: international classical pianist and teacher, graduate and former instructor at The Julliard School; Christian Boe: former director Traverse County Social Services, musician, art advocate; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Michael Eble: professor and gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris, visual artist; Kari Adams: visual artist, graphic designer, printmaker; Dick DuBord: retired Professor Social Work at Mankato State University-Moorhead, visual artist-wood.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No