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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
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Arts in Education Residency
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
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
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.
Statewide
Wadena
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,400
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system preparatory to better control of the Wadena County Historical Society museum environment.
Wadena
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
Menahga Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate current system preparatory to better control of the Menahga Area Museum environment.
Wadena
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
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
Menahga Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,073
To gain physical and intellectual control of 5000 artifacts using PastPerfect software.
Wadena
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Todd
Wadena
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
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Department of Anthropology)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,233

To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey of Dakota and Ojibwe sites in Wadena.

Wadena
Recipient
Preserve Appleton Heritage Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

Preserve Appleton's Heritage Inc. retained the services of historical consultants to complete a National Register Nomination for Gethsemane Episcopal Church. The nomination was complicated by a past remodel. The church is now listed in the National Register.

Swift
Recipient
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200

Opportunity Grant

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

To conduct an archaeological survey of the Reaume Leaf River Post Site site using ground-penetrating radar.

Wadena
Recipient
Preserve Appleton's Heritage Inc.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,758
To complete interior restoration of the Gethsemane Episcopal Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Swift
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,786

Having current and accurate data on historic and archaeological sites is important to understanding our past and to preserving Minnesota’s history for future generations. In 2010-2011, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded contracts for these survey projects:

Anoka
Carver
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
St. Louis
Swift
Washington
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,980

The project included documenting all existing interpretive panels and markers of the U.S. - Dakota War in the MN River Valley and researching potential sites for new interpretive panels or markers. The end result is a written document with an inventory of existing marked U.S. - Dakota War sites in the MN River Valley, research of unmarked sites and an overall strategy of which sites could be marked to better tell the story. The report will provides guidance in telling a more complete story of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 through interpretive markers.

Swift
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$275

Archival newspaper storage boxes were purchased to rehouse the Verndale newspaper collection at the Wadena County Historical Society. The newspapers were sorted by oldest dates to newest dates on top. Labels were put on the boxes to identify the contents of each. The newspaper collection is now in better storage conditions than prior to the project.

Wadena
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,249

To hire a qualified historian to complete an evaluation to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for the Wadena Commercial District.

Wadena
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,380

To document in 20 oral history interviews the history of women in rural Wadena County politics.

Wadena
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,900

To hire qualified consultants to develop and install a traveling exhibit on World War I in Kandiyohi County.

Big Stone
Chippewa
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Redwood
Renville
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan for a traveling exhibit on World War I in Kandiyohi County.
Big Stone
Chippewa
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Redwood
Renville
Swift
Yellow Medicine