Reaching Out to the Community through Historic Site Programs
The Minnesota Historical Society manages 26 historic sites and museums across Minnesota. Recognizing an opportunity to work with organizations where historic sites are located, the Society is collaborating with local historical organizations around the state to assess and improve their service to the public. Society staff are working with the Nicollet County Historical Society, the Lower Sioux community, the city of Moorhead, the Taylor's Falls Historical Society, the Mayo House Interpretive Society, the Chippewa County Historical Society, the Minnesota Transportation Museum and the communities of International Falls and Marine on St. Croix, to assess historic site operations and possibilities for improvement. Reports from this work will provide a road map for improvements in the coming years. In addition, Society staff are working with schools and teachers to build and support History Day participation and activities around the state.
This funding will enable Minnesota Historical Society to continue to work with local historical organizations on assessing and improving their service to the public. The 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.
Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.