Museum in the Streets: Lake Street
A series of three bilingual (English/Spanish) heritage-discovery walks have been selected and sixty plaques have been erected that tell the history and evolution of Lake Street. The historical markers include information and photographs of the area, as well as specific buildings both past and present. The walking tours are designed to educate, to foster a sense of historical identity and to encourage preservation of local historic sites. Brochures of the walking tours are available to the public free of charge at local businesses.
(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.