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Recipient
Wabasha Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,556

In a collaborative effort between the Wabasha Public Library and the Wabasha County Museum the history of the Wabasha area was interpreted in a weekend event focusing on the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and its impact on the "Half-Breed Tract", a reservation of children of mixed Indian and European ancestry. The 1851 signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and the resulting settlement and tourism were analyzed through the perspectives of the native Dakota, the Euro-American tourist and the newly arrived settlers from 1851 to 1861.

Wabasha
Recipient
Hormel Historic Home
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,586
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.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,172
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.
Mower
Recipient
City of Lake City
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$465
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Goodhue
Wabasha
Recipient
City of Wabasha
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,525
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.
Wabasha
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,345
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Dodge
Freeborn
Mower
Olmsted
Steele
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,922
To acquire microfilm copies of the Austin Daily Herald newspaper through 2007.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,934
To add 122 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
Mower
Recipient
City of Plainview
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,105
To design, produce, and install historical markers in the City of Plainview to commemorate the Civil War.
Wabasha
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,570

To provide better storage conditions, allowing for greater public access to objects in the collection.

Mower
Recipient
Wabasha Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,304

A general Conservation Assessment of and Long Range Plan for the preservation of the library's local history collections was prepared by Wabasha Public Library. The Library contracted with the Midwest Art Conservation Center to complete the project. The Plan will be used to set preservation policies, to identify storage and environmental needs, to make recommendations for disaster preparedness and to develop policy and procedures for the collections

Wabasha
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500

The Historical society hired a qualified professional conservator to conduct a general conservation assessment of its collections and provide a long range plan for preservation. The final report summarizes the condition of the collections environment at the Reads Landing School site. Recommendations include a collection review and inventory to be conducted. A comprehensive list of resources and suppliers was also included in the final report.

 

Wabasha
Recipient
Winona County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200

To create 3 Winona County entries for the MNopedia project for online research.

Winona
Dakota
Goodhue
Houston
Ramsey
Wabasha
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on the importance of water in Dakota history in Minnesota.

Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
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
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
Mower County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To create and install an exhibit on the ghost towns of Mower County.

Mower
Recipient
City of Wabasha
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A reuse study on the Hurd House/Anderson Hotel, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was completed by John Lauber and Associates with a final draft sent to the City of Wabasha on 1/24/2011.  The City of Wabasha Historic Preservation Commission and Port Authority along with City Administrator and Planner were directly involved with the development of the project.

Wabasha
Recipient
City of Wabasha
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To acquire professional services for a study on potential municipal reuse of the J.B. Finchy Building, a contributing feature of the Wabasha Commercial Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Wabasha
Recipient
Hormel Historic Home
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,620

To survey educators and assess local needs for on-site or classroom education units.

Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,944

To document in 10 oral history interviews the history of Lyle schools and businesses.

Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,529

To document in oral history interviews the history of churches and organizations in Lyle, MN.

Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$43,280
To conduct an initial phase of a collections inventory to gain intellectual control of the collections.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To create an interpretive plan that meets National Association for Interpretation standards and that will enable better public usage of a complex of relocated structures documenting Mower County history.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To microfilm the records of 12 Mower County townships.

Mower
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,275
To microfilm and make accessible three newspaper Wabasha County newspapers, 1905-1953
Wabasha
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,078
A research phase was completed on background information related to creating a new exhibit on Mower County during World War II. To perform the research, their curator's hours were increased to determine exhibit themes, create a tentative floor plan for the exhibit, and determine cost estimates for an implementation project.
Their curator was able to identify themes relating to Mower County's contributions to World War II.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,224
To provide basic processing of a collection of photographs documenting Mower County history so that the public will have greater access.
Mower
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,518

The purpose of the grant was to collect prepatory information and purchase necessary equipment to carry out a microfilming project, to preserve and make accessible records of individual townships within Mower County from the earliest date possible through 2008.  To complete this work, the Project Director met with members of the Minnesota Historical Society staff and a microfilming agent to learn about the microfilming and record preparation process.  Three meetings were scheduled to go through the process of preparing records for microfilming.  The first meeting was with Steve Cunat in t

Mower
Recipient
National Eagle Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To research and develop an exhibit exploring the relationship between the natural world and human activity in the Minnesota portion of the Mississippi flyway.
Wabasha
Recipient
National Eagle Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,950
To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan for the National Eagle Center.
Houston
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Austin Area Commission for the Arts, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To contract with a qualified professional to prepare a conditions assessment, update to the HSR recommendations, and prepare modest pre-design.
Mower
Recipient
City of Plainview
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,290
To design, produce, and install a historical marker on the First Peace Corps volunteers from the City of Plainview.
Wabasha
Recipient
Mower County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,805

To microfilm 50 years of Mower County newspapers to make primary records more accessible to the public.

Mower
Recipient
Olmsted County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,129
To add 90 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Waseca
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to create an interpretive plan for exhibits at the historical society's Reads Landing Schoolhouse museum building.
Wabasha
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to stabilize the cupola on the Reads Landing School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Wabasha
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$303,410
To preserve and restore windows, cornice, and brick on the Reads Landing School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as the applicant's museum.
Wabasha
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A detailed Historic Structures Report was prepared that will guide future restoration of the Reads Landing School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building houses the Wabasha County Historical Society Museum. Three consultants with historic heritage, design and architectural expertise were hired to work with the WCHS Board to analyze the condition of the building and propose solutions for both building rehabilitation and programming.. The final report contains multiple recommendations for functional use of space, site planning and accessibility.

Wabasha
Recipient
Wabasha County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,290
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the restoration and preservation of the Reads Landing School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and used as the Wabasha County History Museum.
Wabasha