Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,815
To supplement previous work on preserving the Dakota language, which transmits history and cultural heritage, by defining 451 additional verbs.
Anoka
Hennepin
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
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
Recipient
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
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,474
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.
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,027
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.
Renville
Recipient
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
Recipient
Renville County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,239
To add 157 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
Renville
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
Redwood Falls Public Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,234
To add 111 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Redwood
Renville
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
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
Olmsted County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,997
To hire a qualified consultant to develop an exhibit on the history of the American Indian in Olmsted County.
Olmsted
Recipient
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,542
To broaden public access to primary historical death records prior to 1909 through an online searchable database.
Yellow Medicine
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
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
Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,318
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Renville
Recipient
Hector Historical Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,547
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Renville
Recipient
Olmsted County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,790
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Olmsted
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
Council on Black Minnesotans
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

In May 2009, the Minnesota State Legislature asked the Minnesota Humanities Center and four state councils-the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans-to collaboratively create new programs and events that celebrates and preserves the artistic, historical, and cultural heritages of the communities represented by each council.

Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To conduct oral history interviews with the few remaining Dakota-as-a-first language speakers.  In July 2011, KARE-TV featured the project as part of its "Land of 10,000 Stories" series. 

Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,300

Dakota Wicohan is engaged in a multi-phased oral history project on the Minnesota Dakota language, the state's first language. For this phase of the project, Dakota Wicohan catalogued twenty-three (23) interviews and recordings of elders, elder speakers, language programs and activists. Identified themes included military service, Dakota values, advice for language learners and reasons for language loss.

(Amount adjusted to eliminate ineligible overhead expenses.)

Renville
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To assemble historical resources pertaining to Dakota language preservation.

Renville
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To prepare a final edit for a film about the history of the Dakota language
Renville
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,441
To research, develop, and pilot a Dakota history and cultural heritage curriculum that meets state social studies standards for grades 6-12.
Statewide
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
Dakota
Ramsey
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
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,545
To broaden public access to primary historical birth and death records prior to 1909 through an online searchable database.
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Rochester
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500

A comprehensive report, including three options for new service, was developed by a consortium of professionals for a new HVAC system for the Plummer House of the Arts. This group of professionals consisted of an AIA/LEED certified architect, an HVAC engineer, an historical consultant and a forester. The Henry S. Plummer House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains pieces of art and furnishings requiring museum quality climate control.

Olmsted
Recipient
Olmsted County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,569

Local television station (KTTC) donated 485 BETA videos and 557 16mm films to the History Center of Olmsted County. New storage methods and materials were implemented to preserve and stabilize these donations. The historic collection was sorted, organized and rehoused into archival containers which were then labeled, cataloged and entered into a Past Perfect database.

This valuable resource, now stored in the HCOC research library, has been made more accessible to the public.

Olmsted
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
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
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,775

YMCHS purchased equipment, supplies and a one-year subscription to Ancestry.com to provide access to family history in Yellow Medicine County. Advertisements have been placed in local newspapers and brochures to inform the public of these new resources.

 

Yellow Medicine
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
Rochester Somali Sports and Youth Organization
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To document in 20 interviews the history of Somali experience in Rochester
Olmsted
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
Olmstead County Fair Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

The project will develop and install an educational exhibit on the history and significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Olmsted County and throughout MN. As the regional headquarters of both of these depression-era economic programs, the Olmsted County Fairgrounds was integral to their local activities and played a role in the development of agricultural and civic infrastructure that continued to serve southeastern MN for decades.

Olmsted
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
Lake Commission, City of Mt. Lake
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,300

The historic marker, installed along Cottonwood County  Road 29, documents the WPA project to recreate Mountain Lake as firsthand memory of the manmade lake's contruction fades away.

 
Cottonwood