Minnesota's Legacy

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Olmsted County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To conduct and inventory and cataloging project of 3-dimensional artifacts in OCHS' collections.
Olmsted
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McLeod County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
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McLeod
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,658

The Minnesota Historical Society brought the only traveling copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights to Minnesota in the exhibit, "We the People: The First Official Printing of the U.S. Constitution" on view at the Minnesota History Center April 3 – July 4, 2012. The exhibit featured a rare, early version of the U.S. Constitution, published in 1787, and an even more rare draft of the Bill of Rights, along with original editions of the two state of Minnesota Constitutions.

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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$102,564
We Are Hmong Minnesota, a 2,500-square-foot exhibit, debuted March 7, 2015, timed for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Hmong migration to Minnesota. MNHS staff worked in partnership with the Hmong community to develop the exhibit. A traveling version of the exhibit for loan to libraries, schools, and community centers was also developed and is currently circulating. A companion exhibit at the James J. Hill House displayed a collection of Hmong textiles recently donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,106
This traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution chronicles the history and experiences of Indian Americans in the United States. A Minnesota-themed extension will augment the exhibit, which opens April 30, 2016, containing artifacts that illustrate stories of Indian Americans in Minnesota and their contributions, culture, and accomplishments. The Minnesota section will be co-created by representatives of the state's Indian American community, who will advise MNHS on a community-based marketing strategy.
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The NetWork for Better Futures d/b/a Better Futures Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$845,000
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,935

Partners: Access Philanthropy

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Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
MN Alliance of Local History Museums (MALHM) collaborates with MNHS to develop the capacity of history professionals across the state to serve local communities. This partnership will distribute best practices to all corners of the state through a conference to be held in April 2016 in Willmar. The partnership also will begin to operate with a paid coordinator to assure efficiency in serving a greater number of Minnesotans and their organizations that save and share history.
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Minnesota Museum of American Art
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,356
To fully catalog the museum's inventoried collection that documents the history of art in Minnesota under the direction of a qualified museum registrar.
Ramsey
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$90,000
The Historic Recognition Grant program will preserve, recognize, and promote the historic legacy of Minnesota, with a focus on commemoration of Minnesota's role in the American Civil War via a grave registration database to identify all known Minnesota Civil War soldiers buried in Minnesota and those Minnesotans buried outside the state is the first of three projects being administered by MNHS in cooperation with the state's Civil War Commemoration Task Force are in development
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,579

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Minnesota Historical Society is creating a broad range of opportunities to help students, teachers and the general public learn more about the war and the role Minnesota played.

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Recipient
MN DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Anoka
Brown
Clay
Houston
Kanabec
Meeker
Morrison
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Winona
Wright
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Anoka
Blue Earth
Clay
Nicollet
Renville
Sibley
Wright
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Audubon Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$146,000
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,692

The Minnesota History Center will invite the public to participate in programs that explore Dakota language and culture and also the history of the U.S.--Dakota War of 1862. Public programs will provide multiple perspectives on the war and give voice to Dakota history and identity through a variety of formats including lectures, films, tours and workshops.

Visit usdakotawar.org/events for a list of commemorative programs and events sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and other organizations.

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Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$329,523

This exhibit, on view at the Minnesota History Center through Sept. 8, 2013, recounts the Minnesota war that tore apart lives, families and the Dakota nation. Visitors can view documents, images and artifacts related to the war, as well as hear heart-wrenching stories and learn about the broken treaties and promises that led to this disastrous chapter in Minnesota history. There are many, often conflicting, interpretations of events related to the war. The exhibit includes multiple viewpoints, as well as historical and contemporary voices.

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Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,606

Minnesota Historical Society staff will work to increase public awareness about the tragic events surrounding the war which had a profound impact on shaping our state. Staff will also increase public awareness of new Society inititatives and programs related to the war to ensure that students, teachers and the general public use and benefit from them.

More information: www.usdakotawar.org

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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,404
MNHS is developing new curricula, programs, and resources to engage students in learning about Minnesota history. In FY16 a full review of online resources for the K-12 audience will be completed and an action plan put in place to update content and the design of online curriculum offered to K-12 teachers and students. In addition, staff are working with the Oliver Kelley Farm to create new curricula and programs on agriculture, history, and STEM for K-12 teachers and students. Two new programs will be developed and piloted at the Oliver Kelley Farm in FY16.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,000
The Historic Recognition Grant program will preserve, recognize, and promote the historic legacy of Minnesota, with a focus on commemoration of Minnesota's role in the American Civil War via creation of a digital Civil War resource to aid student instruction for sixth and seventh grade teachers is the third of three projects being administered by MNHS in cooperation with the state's Civil War Commemoration Task Force are in development
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$329,196
MNHS continues its focus on preserving and making accessible the newspapers published in the state. Last year, the staff concentrated on acquiring digital content from publishers and building the access hub, Minnesota Newspapers Online (MNO). Work on both of these activities will continue.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,603
Increasing the public's online access to the MNHS permanent collections remains a top priority for the Collections Department. Since the beginning of FY16 (July 1, 2015), over 1,000 artifacts have been digitally photographed and cataloged. (About a third of the artifacts have been published to our online catalog.) This included American Indian material culture (338 items) as well as recent acquisitions and artifacts associated with the Minnesota State Fair (200 items) and popular music in Minnesota (345 items).
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1006 Summit Avenue Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200
To provide better public access to the history of the Governor and Governor's Residence through an interpretive plan and docent manual
Ramsey
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,760
To create Wadena County entries on the Fur Trade era for the MNopedia project for online research.
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Wadena
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MN DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250,000
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Twin City Model Railroad Museum
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan for the history of technology in Minnesota model railroads.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$67,941
Since 1981, the downtown Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue has been the regional standard-bearer for contemporary music, recognized the world over as the premier venue for the "Minneapolis Sound"
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Caponi Art Park
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,170
To hire a qualified museum consultant to conduct a general preservation needs assessment survey and long range collections preservation plan.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$552,500
The administration of the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program ensures rigor, fairness, honesty, integrity, and consistency in the distribution of ACHF funding. Grants staff consult on, review, evaluate, respond to, mentor, coach, shape, and monitor grant projects from initial applicant contact to project closeout, reporting, and monitoring.
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Saint John's Abbey & University
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire qualified historians to prepare the texts of approximately 20 markers that will facilitate public access to the history of Saint John's University campus.
Stearns
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Through a competitive process, the Historic Recognition Grant Program awards grants to historical organizations statewide to support programs that preserve, recognize, and promote the historic legacy of Minnesota, with a focus on commemoration of Minnesota's role in the American Civil War.
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American Aviation Heritage Foundation
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to produce a revised and expanded manuscript on the history of Northwestern Aeronautical Corporation.
Hennepin
Ramsey
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Ramsey
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the White Bear Lake Armory.
Ramsey
Washington
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District 7 Planning Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
To document in 10 interviews the history of the immigrant gardening in Saint Paul
Ramsey
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,931
To monitor, assess, and make necessary changes to environmental controls at the museum sites.
Ramsey
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
Becker
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages over 2,135 state Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) and Aquatic Management Areas (AMA) containing over 1.3 million acres. This appropriation is enabling the DNR to develop an information system that will better facilitate the management of the state's WMAs and AMAs by helping to identify needs; prioritize, plan, and carry out related activities; track and assess results of activities; and make the information available to resource management professionals and the public.

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Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,144
This exhibit, on view May 23-Aug. 16, 2015, featured the Ebony Fashion Fair traveling fashion show that began in 1958. Over the next 50 years the fashion fair blossomed into an African American institution that raised millions for charity and helped the Johnson Publishing Company
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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
LSA is a statewide project that builds on the achievements realized during the first five years of Legacy funding. The LSA is a strategic document and a resource for the work of statewide history communities over the next four years. Through a collaborative statewide process, the LSA has identified four goals and four strategic priorities that ultimately will be measured and sustained. Legacy Vision We are all deeply connected to each other when we are engaged in, enriched by, and excited about Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. Legacy Goals
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Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,000
MNHS launched several new marketing tools that spread the word of exhibitions and related programs supported by Legacy funding. A new MNHS programs and events magazine is reaching more Minnesotans than ever before, and a new partnership with the Star Tribune advertises MNHS programs twice per month next to the paper's new Minnesota history column by Curt Brown. Additional marketing through print, broadcast, outdoor, and online communications have also contributed to impressive gains in attendance and awareness of the Legacy-funded programs and exhibits presented by MNHS.
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