Minnesota's Legacy

U.S. - Dakota War Interpretation: Implementation Part 1

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,365
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
Start Date
July 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Swift
Swift
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,365
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,630
Project Overview

The grant was to research content, write, design and fabricate 10 interpretive panels at six sites along the MN River Valley to better tell the stories of the MN River Valley, specifically of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. This is Part 1 of an overall interpretation of sites related to the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862.

The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 is partially marked along the MN River Valley but there are many important historical sites that are not marked. Because of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. - Dakota War in 2012, interpretation of this story is a priority for the immediate future.

 

 

Project Details
To research, design and fabricate 10 interpretive panels at six sites along the Minnesota River Valley for better interpretation of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Project Manager
Salutation
Ms.
First Name
Kristi
Last Name
Fernholz
Street Address
323 W.Schlieman Ave.
City
Appleton
State
MN
Zip Code
56208