Water Abatement Project
Funds used to address water infiltration of museum collections storage by improving exterior drainage.
Water from melting snow and rainfall has been leaking into the museum's agricultural wing artifact storage room and Main Street exhibit gallery due to inadequate drainage and insufficient landscaping on the building's north side.
(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.