Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,786
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
St. Louis
Swift
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota, 2009, Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2
Appropriation Language

Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites. $250,000 in 2010 and $250,000 in 2011 are appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society for a contract or contracts to be let on a competitive basis to conduct a general statewide survey of Minnesota's sites of historical, archaeological, and cultural significance. Results of this survey must be published in a searchable form, available to the public on a cost-free basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Board of Indian Affairs shall each appoint a representative to an oversight board, to select a contractor and direct the conduct of this survey. The oversight board shall consult with the Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources. Funds appropriated for this purpose do not cancel and may be carried over from one year to the next.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,786
Project Overview

Having current and accurate data on historic and archaeological sites is important to understanding our past and to preserving Minnesota’s history for future generations. In 2010-2011, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded contracts for these survey projects:

The Office of the State Archaeologist has more information on its website under "Legacy Amendment Documents." 

Representatives of the Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the State Archaeologist and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council oversaw these projects.

Project Manager
First Name
Patricia
Last Name
Emerson
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Phone
612-725-2410