Minnesota History Comes Alive - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Attendees will learn about Minnesota history and become familiar with both their local public library and their local history center.

Measurable Outcome(s)

(anecdotal outcomes)"Very informative. Our present generations need to have the realism (relation) of the times.""Very interesting and learned so much more about the battle.""Learned a lot about early MN""I thought I knew a lot about John Beargrease, but I really learned a lot more. The John Beargrease reenactor was very informative and taught with fun and humor."

Project Overview

The Mora Public Library collaborated with the Kanabec History Center to present a series of six programs and speakers focusing on Minnesota history including: Dale Blanshan, John Koblas & Lonesome Ron, John Beargrease history player & Krystal Kennels sled dog team; Kevin Strauss, Rae Katherine Eighmey; and Christine Rosholt. The events alternated between the Mora Public Library and the Kanabec History Center.

Project Details

Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:
November 7, 2010 – Dale Blanshan - Kanabec History Center (64)
January 9, 2011 – John Koblas & Lonesome Ron - Kanabec History Center (81)
February 20, 2011 – John Beargrease - Mora Public Library (32)
March 20, 2011 – Kevin Strauss – Mora Public Library (19)
April 10, 2011 – Christine Rosholt – Mora Public Library (39)
May 15, 2011 – Rae Katherine Eighmey – Kanabec History Center (28)

Partner Organization(s): Kanabec History Center

Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: The Kanabec History Center provided the venue for several of the programs, assisted with program management, publicity and survey collection.

Program Outputs: A total of 263 children and adults attended the programs at the Kanabec History Center and the Mora Public Library.