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Recipient
Milaca Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$675
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.
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Mantorville Restoration Association
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,455
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.
Dodge
Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$660

To add 22 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records

Mille Lacs
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$432

With the grant the Kanabec County Historical Society purchased sixteen rolls of microfilm to make current their collection of Kanabec County Times newspaper through 2007 and fill in the missing years of the Grasston Advance for 1920 and 1922.

Kanabec
Recipient
Aitkin County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,065

The final thirtyeight (38) rolls of microfilm of Aitkin county newspapers were purchased to complete the collection. The acquisition was noted on the Aitkin Independent Age and on the Aitkin County Historical Society web site.

Aitkin
Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,895
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer.
Mille Lacs
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
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,988
To evaluate three shipwrecks for potential inclusion as a district on the National Register of Historic Places.
Aitkin
Recipient
Aitkin County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,325
To hire qualified consultants to evaluate the eligibility of archaeological ruins for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Aitkin
Recipient
Aitkin County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To take research materials and develop into a manuscript on the history of Aitkin County schools.
Aitkin
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,857
To conduct a marine archaeology survey of shipwrecks in the Headwaters Mississippi River, Aitkin, MN.
Aitkin
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
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.
Aitkin
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,958

As preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, MHM gathered data (drawings, photographs and measurements) of the dry nautical portion (approximately 25%) of the sternwheel steamer, The Andy Gibson. A trench was dug alongside of the steamer to expose the condition of the portion of the steamer covered by 3-4 feet of soil.  Triangulation and measured drawings were used to document the ships construction attributes. A NR nomination was prepared incorporating this new information with older information that was gathered from previous fieldwork.

Aitkin
Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To conduct an architectural assessment of a roof replacement project for the Great Northern Depot, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and currently in use as the Mille Lacs County Historical Society.
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200

To provide better organization of the museum collections, allowing for greater public access to the community's historic resources.

Aitkin
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To begin the next phase of a complete collections inventory, making the collections more accessible to the public.
Aitkin
Cook
Crow Wing
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200

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

Aitkin
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
MIGIZI Communications
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,490
To complete research on the impact of the Federal Urban Indian Relocation Program in Minneapolis.
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Goodhue
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Mille Lacs
Pine
Ramsey
Scott
Recipient
Dodge County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Bourdon House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Dodge
Recipient
Dodge County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,935

DCHS contracted with the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) to conduct a general conservation/preservation assessment and to issue a report with recommendations for long-range planning.

Dodge
Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,800
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Mille Lacs County Historical Society museum environment.
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$245,685
To replace the roof on the Great Northern Depot, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as a museum documenting Mille Lacs County history.
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Judy Garland Children's Museum
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,330

To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of the Gumm and Milne families in Minnesota.

Aitkin
Beltrami
Carlton
Hennepin
Itasca
Ramsey
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,400

To provide better organization and analysis of archaeological collections, allowing for greater public access to historic resources.

Aitkin
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Onamia
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995

Field survey investigations were conducted during September and October of 2010 in order to inventory, record and analyze the physical condition of architectural and structural features of the Onamia Soo Line Railroad Depot which currently is serving as a public library and Soo Line Boxcar. Based on existing conditions, recommendations for repairs were prepared along with yearly inspection logs and a list of maintenance duties.

Mille Lacs
Recipient
City of Milaca
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,048
To improve accessibility and security by replacing non-historic windows and doors with those that more closely resemble the historic components.
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To analyze and synthesize 450 biographies of Minnesota treaty signers preparatory to an online exhibit.
Aitkin
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Bell Museum of Natural History)
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,760

To compile information on publicly-owned Jacques art and allow greater public access to these historic resources.

Aitkin
Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
Recipient
Kasson Alliance for Restoration Inc
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,000

To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the Kasson Public School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Dodge
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$90,966

To hire qualified consultants to develop and install an exhibit on Iron Range labor history.

Aitkin
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified consultants to develop and install an exhibit on labor history in St. Louis County.
Aitkin
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,500

To hire qualified professionals to create drawings and specifications for Kanabec County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade.

Kanabec
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Duluth Campus)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To begin the research for and drafting of a scholarly manuscript on history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Aitkin
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Dodge County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To restore the front steps and add handicap accessibility to St. John's Episcopal Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and current home of the Dodge County Historical Society

Specific tasks:

Dodge
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,836

Kanabec County Historical Society purchased a ST ViewScan Digital Microfilm system which included a Apple laptop computer, Windows 7 for Macs and Stylus Photo software and a printer to broaden public access to primary historical records.

Kanabec
Recipient
Aitkin County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To enable public access to primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer.
Aitkin
Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900
To microfilm four years of one Kanabec County newspaper not currently on microfilm
Kanabec
Recipient
Dodge County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,094
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Dodge
Recipient
Milaca Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Milaca City Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,694
To provide appropriate mold remediation for collections items.
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Pine