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Brown County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,026
To hire qualified project staff to research the availability of Brown County depredation claims from 1863.
Brown
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Nicollet County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,357
To provide professional development for two staff members at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Sibley
Recipient
Wanda Gag House Association
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,675

To provide Wanda Gag House Association with professional continuing education through a national museum training program.

Statewide
Brown
Recipient
New Ulm Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,966

The New Ulm Public Library expanded its microfilm collection to add 258 rolls of microfilmed local newspapers covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries, all of which were absent in their previous collection. This greatly increases free and full access to both researchers and the general public to these primary records.

Brown
Recipient
City of Dawson
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Big Stone
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Brown County Historical Society's microfilm reader/printer has long been obsolete and often requires repair becoming difficult and more costly.
Brown
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the 1899 Berg Hotel, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Sleepy Eye Area foundation retained the architectural services of Engan and Associates Architects to develop a reuse plan with construction estimates for the restoration of the Berg Hotel.

Brown
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To acquire professional services in conducting a Phase I archaeological investigation preparatory to further historic preservation work on the Berg Hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Brown
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,513

The project addressed a long standing need for more, better organized collections storage space for the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) .

Brown
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,939
To install eight digital cameras to provide proper security for the public and collections while increasing customer service efficiency among the limited number of staff and volunteers
Brown
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,836
To fabricate and install an exhibit based on considerable research and consultation with numerous stakeholders about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 for the 150th observance in August 2012.
Brown
Recipient
Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a roof assessment for the historic New Ulm Post Office, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and home of the Brown County Historical Society.
Brown
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato (Department of Anthropology)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,770
To provide better organization of archaeological collections, allowing for greater public access to historic resources.
Blue Earth
Brown
Recipient
City of Hanska
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Liberal Union Hall Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
Recipient
New Ulm Turnverein
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,140
To conserve and stabilize the historic murals in Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Brown
Recipient
New Ulm Turnverein
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,000
To conserve and stabilize five historic murals significant to German-American history in New Ulm Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,365

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.

Swift
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,664
To hire consultants to develop an exhibit on Dakota culture and history.
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pennington
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Township of Milford
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
To have the District #50 School, currently serving as Milford Township Hall, evaluated for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,982

With the centenary of the U.S. involvement in the Great War in Europe, the experience of predominantly German New Ulm and Brown County continues to have national significance and relevance to current events. The Brown County Historical Society created an exhibit, "Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and World War I" on the second floor of their museum to illustrate and interpret the war experience of 1917 and 1918 as it pertained to Brown County.

Statewide
Brown
Recipient
Swift County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,590
To document in 18 interviews the story of farming in Swift County, 1950-2000
Swift
Recipient
Swift County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,321
To document current farming practices and gather resources suggested in the oral history conducted in Phase I.
Swift
Recipient
Wanda Gag House Association
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,757

Three original mid-20th-century works of art by Flavia Gag were restored and properly exhibited. 

Flavia Gag (1907-1978) was the sister of Wanda Gag, the well-known children’s literature author (Millions of Cats) and artist.
Flavia's books and her paintings were eclipsed by her more famous sister, Wanda, but Flavia developed her own style and medium,
which was unlike either her father (Anton Gag) or her sister.

Brown
Recipient
City of New Ulm
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire qualified professionals to write a structural assessment of the Frederick W. Kiesling House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Brown
Recipient
City of New Ulm (Fire Department)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,584

To hire a qualified museum consultant to conduct a general preservation needs assessment survey and long range collections preservation plan.

Brown
Recipient
The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To install climate control and update electrical wiring and plumbing in the Grand Hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and reused as a community arts center.
Brown
Recipient
Brown County
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system preparatory to better control of the Brown County Historical Society museum environment.
Brown
Recipient
City of New Ulm
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000

To hire a qualified architect to conduct a condition assessment of the Hermann Monument, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Brown
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,620
To create two markers to commemmorate the 150th anniversary of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.
Brown
Recipient
New Ulm Battery, Inc
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To hire a qualified historian to research the history of the New Ulm Battery since 1863.
Brown
Recipient
Swift County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$96,400

To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Swift County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Swift
Recipient
Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,101
To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Brown County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Brown
Recipient
Swift County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of Swift County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Swift
Recipient
Chippewa County (Montevideo Public Library)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,775
To microfilm Chippewa County newspapers to broaden public accessibility.
Chippewa
Swift
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified interpretive specialist to develop an interpretive plan for the history along 287 miles of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Redwood
Scott
Sibley
Swift
Traverse
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Swift County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To conduct an archaeological investigation of an early Swedish immigrant homestead in Swift County.
Swift
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,350

Restoration of the brick walls, wood beams and wood floor; and re-purposing of the pan lighting in an exhibit area.

Brown
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,891
To grant access to an iconic and significant artifact of New Ulm’s heritage, a popcorn wagon, for interpretive programs at the object's original area of usage.
Brown
Recipient
New Ulm Turnverein
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified professional to assess windows for future preservation on the New Ulm Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown