Reaching Out to the Community through Historic Site Programs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,342
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs
Appropriation Language

(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,342
Project Overview

The Minnesota Historical Society manages 26 historic sites and museums across Minnesota. Recognizing an opportunity to work more collaboratively with organizations where historic sites are located, the Society developed programs to expand history education and programming and elevate the level of professionalism in local history organizations.

This funding enabled site staff across the state to host workshops to train history professionals and work with local historical agencies to assess and update collections.

For example, in Little Falls, a staff member from the Charles A. Lindbergh site helped the Minnesota Military Museum organize and catalog several important collections, including the Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr., collection and the M.G. Ellard Walsh collection, and assisted with the inventory and organization of the museum's weapons collection.

Project Details
The Minnesota Historical Society manages 26 historic sites and museums across Minnesota. Recognizing an opportunity to work more collaboratively with organizations where historic sites are located, the Society developed programs to expand history education and programming and elevate the level of professionalism in local history organizations. This funding enabled site staff across the state to host workshops to train history professionals and work with local historical agencies to assess and update collections. For example, in Little Falls, a staff member from the Charles A. Lindbergh site helped the Minnesota Military Museum organize and catalog several important collections, including the Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr., collection and the M.G. Ellard Walsh collection, and assisted with the inventory and organization of the museum's weapons collection.
Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Ellig
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
507-697-6321