Library Outreach Programs
Partner: The Minnesota Regional Public Library System
The Minnesota Historical Society and regional public libraries across Minnesota are combining resources to educate, entertain and build community among library patrons around the state. Libraries and the Society are bringing a range of programs and events to local libraries that document and preserve community stories for future generations, educate people of all ages about the history of Minnesota and its people, and make high quality history programming accessible to all Minnesotans. Programs, presented in dozens of communities around the state to thousands of participants so far this biennium, include a Civil War interactive experience, a scrapbooking workshop that preserves family recipes, heritage music performances, an interactive history mystery for teens, History Player performances and a Minnesota-centered book club.
History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 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.