McLeod County Fair Arts, Cultural Heritage and Minnesota History Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
McLeod County Agricultural Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
September 2013
Counties Affected
McLeod
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN, Article 4, Section 10
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These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage2, Subdivision 10.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783
Recipient Board Members
Jim Fahley, Jerry Schiemelpfenig, Connie Lambert, Casey Walters, Tina Huebner, Bob Paulson, Rob Shimpa, Keith Tongen, Douglas Tuman, Scott Ziegler
Project Overview

To bring together a diverse assortment of educational opportunities to one location and provide an easily accessed way for all ages and backgrounds to enhance their knowledge of the arts, culture and heritage. The McLeod County Fair connected with community people from multiple communities and backgrounds by hosting presentations and demonstrations by local artists and experts within the areas of the arts, cultural heritage and Minnesota history. The fair offered educational opportunities to community on pioneer trunks, Native American legends and beliefs, surviving the US Dakota conflict of 1862, among others. By holding these demonstrations, the McLeod County Fair hopes to develop precedence and continue to offer demonstrations like these in future years.

Project Manager
First Name
Casey
Last Name
Walters
Organization Name
McLeod County Agricultural Association
Phone
(320)587-2499
Email
manager@mcleodcountyfair.com