Minnesota and the Civil War Exhibit Mannequins
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.
To costume and equip seven mannequin figures for a major exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Minnesota's tragic Dakota War of 1862 in a new 528 square foot gallery.
The legacy of Minnesota's role in the Civil War and the Dakota War of 1862 continues to the present day. Interest in the Civil War will not abate after the sesquicentennial years and eventual replace replacement of the exhibit. The museum states that some of individual mannequins will move to the museum permanent galleries for perpetual exhibit. Other mannequins, along with exhibit pictures, graphics and computer programs will be part of traveling displays available to schools, county museums and other venues.
The replica items purchased with this project will have a display life of over 20 years, and can be used for a wide variety of interpretive programs and displays both in the museum and through loans statewide.