Statewide Traveling Exhibits: "Exhibits To Go"

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical Society
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Five traveling exhibits are making more than 45 stops in communities around the state in FY12 and FY13, giving more Minnesotans the chance to experience history in their own backyards. The exhibits feature freestanding displays, audiovisual and interactive components, and onsite and online educational programming. They are Minnesota on the Map, Minnesota Homefront, Electrifying Minnesota, Uncle Sam's New Deal and Minnesota Disasters. Two traveling exhibits were developed working with teens. "Minnesota Remembers: the 1960s," focused on the life, music, entertainment and issues of being a teenager during that decade. From June to August of 2012, the exhibit stopped at libraries in Willmar, St. Cloud and Fergus Falls, where local teens created their own exhibit based on interviews with local residents who were teens during the 60s. In fall 2012, ten American Indian high school students worked with the Society and the non-profit Photography at the Center to create a traveling photography exhibit. Students learned about portraiture, contemporary and historical representations of American Indians and photography while working with a local American Indian artist to create a contemporary self-portrait. The portrait exhibit will be displayed at the Minneapolis Photo Center in December 2012 and at the Minnesota History Center in January 2013.

Project Details

More Minnesota communities will have an opportunity to experience history in their own backyards. A new traveling exhibit, "Minnesota Remembers: the 1960s," will focus on the life, music, entertainment and issues of being a teenager during that decade.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.

Appropriation Language

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.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155