Statewide Historic Programs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The Minnesota Historical Society presents award-winning exhibits and educational programs that share Minnesota stories with Minnesotans of all ages.

With funds from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Society has created more than 40 statewide historic programs to reach new audiences using interactive technology and innovative training methods, as well as to preserve Minnesota's historical and cultural heritage. 

In fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the Society has invested more than $7.75 million in these programs, which have reached all corners of the state. 

Listed below are the statewide history programs made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund:

Inspiring Students and Teachers

  • Innovative Training Opportunities for Minnesota's Teachers
  • Statewide Interactive Video Conferencing
  • Creating Success for 21st Century Learners
  • Field Trip Transportation Funds
  • American Indian "Hands On" History Curriculum for Minnesota's Students
  • History Day Expansion
  • Online Fur Trade Interactive Experience
  • Mobile Learning Project
  • Engaging Students in Minnesota History through Internships
  • Re-Envisioning the Online Presence of Education

Access to History for Everybody

  • Intergenerational Learning Programs
  • Expansion of Statewide History Players Program
  • E-book publishing
  • The Encyclopedia of Minnesota History
  • Digitization of Minnesota's Newspapers
  • Digitization of Historical Collections
  • Digital Asset Management of Historical Collections

Investing in People and Communities

  • Support of Local History Organizations
  • Legacy Volunteers
  • Reaching Out to the Community through Site Programs
  • Sustainability of Programs and Facilities
  • Expansion of Statewide Travelling Exhibits

Linking Past and Present

  • Alexander Ramsey House Revitalization
  • 1862 Sesquicentennial - Commemoration and Publications
  • Preserving Language and Culture through Stories- Jeffers Petroglyphs Site
  • Great Rivers Network Portal
  • Fort Snelling Virtual Tour
  • Restoration of Governors' Portraits
  • Institutional Capacity to Support Projects Created by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
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
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W
St. Paul
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155