Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Chinese American Academic and Professional Association in MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To add to the known history of the Chinese experience in Minnesota in the years 1911-2011, the CAAPAM conducted oral history interviews of Chinese Americans to gather information about their memories of immigration and settlement in Minnesota in relation to historical events happening in the homeland after 1970.

The interviewees were chosen to represent diverse periods, backgrounds, lengths of residency and professions.

Washington
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,135
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.
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
City of Stillwater
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$575
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.
Washington
Recipient
American Craft Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,575
To document in eight oral history interviews the history of the St. Croix Valley Potters.
Chisago
Washington
Recipient
Stillwater Public Library
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,945

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.

Washington
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Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,999
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Washington
Recipient
Fillmore County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,940

To broaden public access through an ADA-compliant wheelchair lift in the Fillmore County History Center.

Fillmore
Recipient
Marine Restoration Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,389

75 photographs were selected from among thousands that were taken by John W.G. Dunn of the St. Croix river valley between the 1890's and 1941. The Marine Restoration Society contracted with Tomy O'Brien Jr. to review all Dunn photographs and to identify those photographs that were best deserving of greater historical interpretation. The locations of the photographs were researched, a list with information for each photograph was compiled and the selected photos were geocoded to aid future researchers.

Washington
Recipient
Washington County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,952
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis for Washington County Historical Society.
Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,990
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
Washington
Recipient
Rushford Area Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,693
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust using PastPerfect Museum Software.
Fillmore
Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The AHS hired part-time, temporary staff to input data into their PastPerfect collections management system. This was Phase II of a cataloging project and the data had been gathered during Phase I of the project. AHS exceeded their goal by cataloging more than the estimated 1393 objects.

Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990
To upgrade collections catalog from paper to PastPerfect Museum Software
Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,941
To complete a full catalog of artifacts in the Afton History Museum under the direction of a qualified museum registrar in order to provide full access to the public.
Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Afton Historical Society (AHS) staff performed a wall-to-wall baseline inventory of 10,020 items, counting and locating each item.  This number includes all components of 6206 line items documented on the inventory forms.  Items inventoried include materials from the permanent collections, historical property that originated with the building, and consumable items/materials used in programming (PUMs) or for education.  

Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,992

Entering inventory level information, photographing, marking & cataloging 823 items into PastPerfect.

Washington
Recipient
Washington County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To allow visitors of the Washington County Fair to experience life in the 1800s. The fair will offer children's games from the era, dancing demonstrations, and educational fashion shows which will feature styles from the 1800s along with explanations of an item's function and symbolism.

Washington
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
Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$396,000

The Disabled Veterans Rest Camp (DVRC), located on Big Marine Lake in Washington County, is open to all military veterans and military families. Founded in 1926 to help disabled veterans recover from World War I, the non-profit, campground relies on donations and volunteers to host most activities that provide relief and recreation. With so many more Guard and Reserve deployments, more veterans and their families are turning to the camp for family fund and recreation while their loved one is deployed and during the transition back to civilian life.

Washington
Recipient
Marine Restoration Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,999

To document the change in historic resources in the St. Croix River Valley based on 85 photographs by John W.G. Dunn.

Washington
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop and design an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minnesota.
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minneapolis.
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
To improve management of archival materials through proper storage.
Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,944
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Washington
Recipient
City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an
Washington
Recipient
City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of the Stillwater Fire Department.
Washington
Recipient
Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,475

To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.

Fillmore
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of Afton Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Washington
Recipient
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
Recipient
Jackson County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,006
To microfilm newspapers from Jackson, Pipestone, and Ramsey Counties to broaden public accessibility.
Jackson
Pipestone
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Washington County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,390

More than 40 reels of 8mm film were shot by the prolific photographer John Runk of his home down during 1947 through 1954. These films depict life in the Stillwater area post-World War Two and were donated to the Washington County Historical Society by Runk himself.

The project received an MHS Grants-in-Aid award in 2008 to enable the transfer of the raw 8mm film footage to digital tape and DVD.

MHCG funding allowed John Runk's little known motion pictures to be more broadly accessible to the public through edited down highlights in DVD format.

Washington
Recipient
Stillwater Public Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505
To preserve and make accessible the library's historic photo collection.
Washington
Recipient
Lanesboro Arts Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate current system preparatory to better control of the Lanesboro Art Center.

Fillmore
Recipient
Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,325

The schooner-barge, Madeira, sank off the coast of Minnesota in Lake Superior on November 28, 1905. The GLSPS created an interpretive display to tell the story of this significant wreck that prompted the construction of the Split Rock Lighthouse in 1910. The bollards and attached deck section were salvaged from the wreck and were cleaned and repaired by volunteers to be used in the display. A durable concrete base was constructed, the artifacts moved into place and secured, and interpretive signage (appropriate to the park) was fabricated and installed.

Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$965,841
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$965,841

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is a federated regional public library system in the Twin Cities Metro Area in central Minnesota.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,383,133
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,362,900

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$996,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$955,296

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,141,083
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,141,083

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Fillmore County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer.

Fillmore
Recipient
Stillwater Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$847

The Stillwater Public Library added 27 standard Minnesota history titles to augment their collection in the St. Croix reference collection and in their circulating collection.

Washington