Reaching Out to the Community through Historic Site Programs
(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.
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.