Minnesota History Day and Programming at the State Fair
Partner: The Minnesota State Fair Foundation
The Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota State Fair Foundation are increasing awareness and knowledge of Minnesota history by providing quality programming for visitors to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The partners updated content for the Minnesota State Fair History Walking Tour, added a cell phone tour component and also made tour content available to smartphone users. Fairgoers also celebrated Minnesota History Day at the State Fair Sept. 4, 2011 and Sept. 2, 2012, with live multicultural entertainment, history trivia contests, kids crafts, historical characters and more.
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.