Legacy Strategic Agenda

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2015, 1st Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4 (b) (3) Parternships
Appropriation Language

$2,060,000 the first year and $2,140,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal 1: Equip members of MN's history community with tools to meet individual and collective aspirations for long-term success and sustainability.
--Priority strategy: Define values, expectations, structure, standards and accountability for history partnerships.
Goal 2: Empower MN's history community to create and provide opportunities that develop all Minnesotans critical thinking skills through the exploration and practice of history.
--Priority Strategy: Partner w/ MN's libraries, schools, educators, parents, and professional associations, as well as education, social services and other cultural orgs, to assist w/ meeting curriculum standards, address barriers to student success, encourage place-based learning for all Minnesotans, and provide professional development.
Goal 3: Enhance existing relationships and develop new partnerships that connect people to the vast and rich historic resources that tell MN's history.
--Priority Strategy: Work w/ the history community to enhance the infrastructure for Legacy grant programs to ensure continued overall transparency, operational excellence, and enduring value.
Goal 4: Amplify unfamiliar narratives, both past and present, through direct service, programs, and strategic partnerships.
--Priority Strategy: Develop the capacity of communities to collect, preserve, and share their stories.

Project Overview
As a strategic document, the Legacy Strategic Agenda (LSA) has four goals that build on achievements realized during the first five years of Legacy funding. Over the next four years, the LSA strategic priorities in education, grants, partnerships and unfamiliar stories will be acted on, measured and sustained at the community level. A dedicated LSA Collaborative representing a cross-section of the history community meets quarterly around the state to guide the work of LSA Priority Action Teams and to share successes. These action teams will assess needs and implement solutions for the four LSA strategic priorities.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
Saint Paul
Zip Code