Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,771

A prominent county courthouse, a Depression-era school building, an iconic Modern ice-cream stand, and a Northern Minnesota lakeside overlook are among the diverse sites named to the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 2010 list of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.

A photographic exhibit featuring the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2010 was created with MHCG funds and displayed at museums, libraries, and other public places statewide throughout the year.

Ramsey
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

In 2006, Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) purchased an additional 1.5 acres of the original Gibbs farmstead located adjacent to the existing Gibbs Museum property in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.  This purchase provided the impetus for updating and expanding the interpretive programs at Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life and creating a new master plan and landscape plan for the Museum. 

Ramsey
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$439,943
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$457,937

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.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$266,057
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$273,267

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.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461

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.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,723
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$184,244

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 $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,058
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,058

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. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Bemidji
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop planning documents to help preserve the Bemidji Carnegie Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Beltrami
Recipient
East Side Neighborhood Development Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The ESNDC developed a 39-minute audio/video tour of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a distinctive natural landscape on the Mississippi River floodplain on St. Paul's East Side. Experts were asked to advise on the project and then narrate a specific tour stop using their expertise to comment on aspects of its ecological history and/or cultural value.

The tour was publicized on the Lower Phalen Creek Project website, on the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Facebook page and in the local nespaper.

Ramsey
Recipient
Science Museum of Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,988
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct an inventory of archaeological plant remains from an Oneota village near Red Wing.
Goodhue
Ramsey
Recipient
City of Canby
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the Canby Theatre, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Yellow Medicine
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lyon
Pipestone
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Transportation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$235,131
To restore the WPA stone wall of the Cascade River Wayside, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Cook
Recipient
Prairie Skyline Foundation, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,000
To hire a qualified architect to prepare a conditions assessment and planning documents for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, proposed to be used as a community center, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Becker
Beltrami
Clay
Clearwater
Hubbard
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
Historic Saint Paul
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified historic preservation specialist to assess potential impacts on and reuses for up to five buildings along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line.
Ramsey
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to stabilize the structural system of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
City of Saint Paul (Parks and Recreation)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,000
To hire qualified professionals to repair the Como Park Streetcar Pedestrian Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hamline Church United Methodist
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified professional to write a conditions assessment of Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Friends of Historic Virginia Street Church
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Virginia Street Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide an engineering assessment of an 1887 National Register of Historic Places property's environmental system
Ramsey
Recipient
Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,567
To conduct DNA and radiocarbon testing to aid in analysis of Archaeological Site 21BL0305.
Beltrami
Recipient
Aeon
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
To repoint masonry work on the O'Donnell Shoe Company Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$153,500

The Why Treaties Matter exhibit made possible by previous Legacy funding explores the relationships between Minnesota's Dakota and Ojibwe tribes and the United States Government. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Humanities Center will take the work and impact of the exhibit deeper by creating a curriculum to complement the exhibit.

Beltrami
Cass
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
James J. Hill Reference Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,000
To improve public accessibility at the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ramsey
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To restore siding on the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey
Recipient
Friends of Fort Snelling (Fort Snelling State Park Assn.)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,900

An illustrated, self-guided tour booklet was developed and produced that describes Fort Snelling during the WWII years. The guide contains many photos of historic and current views and the sketch maps are easy to follow to locate the identified sites. Approximately 200 copies were distributed to libraries, cultural institutions, participants in the Upper Post redevelopment process, The Veterans Administration Hospital, services organizations and the MN soldiers Home.

A web hosted version was made available for a free download from the Friends of Fort Snelling website.

Ramsey
Recipient
Beltrami County Agricultural Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,348

To restore the Freeman Doud Cabin and Sunnyside School, located on the Beltrami County fairgrounds. During the fair, visitors will be able to able to observe the log cabin restoration and chinking process. Display boards will depict the history of the cabin, show where it was built on Lake Bemidji, and acquaint people with the importance of preserving this history.

Beltrami
Recipient
City of Litchfield
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,500
To hire qualified professionals to repair masonry on the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Hall, now part of the Meeker County Historical Society's museum facilities, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Meeker
Recipient
Germanic-American Institute
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,162
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the repair of the roof of the Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and headquarters of the Germanic-American Institute.
Ramsey
Recipient
Concordia University (Library)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,285
To hire a qualified professional to conduct a preservation assessment survey of an art collection.
Ramsey
Recipient
Germanic-American Institute
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a historical architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the George Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and currently in use by the Germanic-American Institute.
Ramsey
Recipient
City of Maplewood
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800
To conduct an archaeological survey of the Gladstone Railroad Shops site using ground-penetrating radar preparatory to a masterplan
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Landmarks
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Evaluated the status of the 110-year old north and south tower roofs on Landmark Center, the "Old Federal Court's Building" in downtown St. Paul. It is located at 75 W. Fifth St., anchoring the beautiful and historic Rice Park. The building was the first building in Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and it was extensively renovated in the 1970s to provide for a new use as an arts and cultural center for the community.

Ramsey
Recipient
City of Canby
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to repair the marquee on the historic Canby Theatre, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Pipestone
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
East Side Freedom Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report for the former Arlington Hills Branch Library, a Carnegie Library listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Charles Thompson Memorial Hall
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the Charles Thompson Memorial Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hamline United Methodist Church
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the Hamline United Methodist Church building, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey
Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Greater Litchfield Opera House Association contracted with an experienced historical architect to design and create a work plan to properly guide interior restoration and preserve remaining historic fabric of the Litchfield Opera House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A set of interior planning documents were developed for a final report. It will be used for future restoration work.

"The restoration of the Litchfield Opera House is a communityy project involving hundreds of people of all ages, talents and beliefs."

Meeker
Recipient
City of Blackduck
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To prepare a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Minnesota and International Railroad Trestle.
Beltrami
Recipient
Minnesota Transportation Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a consultant to write a Historic Structure Report for the Jackson Street Roundhouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey