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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
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City of North St. Paul
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,950
To hire a consultant to conduct an intensive architectural survey of 1880s residential properties in North St. Paul.
Ramsey
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Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,076

779 audiotapes of Senate committee hearings were converted digital format, and a web page was created to access the online versions via the Legislative Web Site.  As a result, complete digital access of committee hearings and floor debates are available for both bodies back to 2004.  Important legislative debate is available to Internet users, regardless of the time of day or their locations.

Ramsey
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600
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
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Depot Preservation Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,475
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.
Lake of the Woods
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Clearwater County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,783
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.
Clearwater
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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
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City of St. Paul
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$820
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
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City of Maplewood
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$925
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
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North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,130
To research context for a manuscript by then 16-year-old Leon Blehart about a 1915 hike from St. Paul to San Francisco.
Dakota
Freeborn
Ramsey
Steele
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Clearwater County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Clearwater
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Macalester College
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Ramsey
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Clearwater County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$673

Grant was used to purchase 24 microfilm rolls of the local newspapers in Clearwater County and fill in from neighboring counties newspapers.

Clearwater
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,232
To add 119 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Ramsey
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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
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer
Ramsey
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ALLY People Solutions
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,950
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript commemorating the 50th anniversary of ALLY People Solutions.
Ramsey
Statewide
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Clearwater County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To send one person to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
Clearwater
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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
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Maplewood Area Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,614

To hire qualified consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of 3M in Maplewood.

Ramsey
Washington
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Maplewood Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified consultants to develop an exhibit on 3M's history with the City of Maplewood.
Ramsey
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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
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Shoreview Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,750

To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a Phase II survey of Vadnais Lake.

Ramsey
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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
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,259
Partner Organizations: Anoka County Historical Society, Dakota County Historical Society, Scott County Historical Society, and Ramsey County Historical Society Four county historical societies will begin a pilot program in 2015 to provide archaeology and cultural resource management outreach services to local history organizations in the seven-county metro area.The pilot project will address immediate needs of participating organizations, including public programming, data collection, collections care and staff training, while also providing valuable insight into long-term needs of local his
Dakota
Ramsey
Scott
Anoka
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,979

To hire a qualified professional to process three archival collections held by Ramsey County Historical Society.

Ramsey
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,976

To hire a qualified professional to assess the archival collections held by Ramsey County Historical Society.

Ramsey
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Cathedral Heritage Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,341

To make the Cathedral of St. Paul archives more accessible to the public, the Cathedral heritage foundation undertook a two-step project to sort, organize, inventory and file their collections. The first step involved general cleaning and the reorganization of materials. All materials were re-housed in archival storage units. Inventory information was entered into PastPerfect. The second step of the project focused on the recruitment and training of volunteers folow up on and continue the new preservation/storage best practices.

Ramsey
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,973

The RCHS determined to gain intellectual and physical control over their historical collections documenting Ramsey County.

PastPerfect software was purchased and installed, and training was received by staff. An inventory technician was hired and trained to apply the software using best practice inventory methods. 2,306 artifacts (9% of the total inventory) were recorded and catalogued. The daily information was backed up and stored offsite.

Ramsey
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996

Phase two of a project to improve intellectual control of the stored 3-D collections by contiuing the partial-inventory of artifacts. During this phase of the inventory 2,155 objects were recorded making the total number recorded so far 4,461 or approximately 18% of the objects to be inventoried. Information garnered during the process will aid the determination of the amount of storage needed and the supplies necessary for proper storage and preservation. Once complete, the inventory will aid exhibit planning and creation.

Ramsey
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Minnesota Newspaper Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis of visitors during the State Fair.
Ramsey
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Beth El Foundation of Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,940

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on Jewish tradition in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
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Beth El Foundation of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900

To hire a qualified historian to research the history of Beth El Synagogue in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
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Bethel University Digital Library
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,800
To digitize The Clarion, the Bethel University's student newspaper, 1983-2007, for increased public access.
Ramsey
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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire qualified professionals to publish a book on the history of 20th century Jewish immigrant culture in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
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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