Library Outreach Programs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$322,212
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships.

Appropriation Language

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.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$322,212
Direct expenses
$322,212
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.55
Project Overview

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.

Project Details
The Minnesota Regional Public Library System and the Minnesota Historical Society will combine their resources to educate, entertain and build community among library patrons around the state. Libraries and the Society will sponsor various events at 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.
Project Manager
First Name
Wendy
Last Name
Jones
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3411