Minnesota's Legacy

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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,522
To research and write two articles about Jewish migration and denominations for MNopedia: Minnesota Encyclopedia.
Dakota
Recipient
Dakota County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,180

To hire a qualified historian to research Minnesota history during 1917-1918 in preparation for upcoming exhibits.

Statewide
Dakota
Recipient
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
Recipient
Dakota County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide basic processing and rehousing of archival materials documenting Lockheed Martin and antecedent companies
Dakota
Recipient
Dakota 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.

Statewide
Dakota
Recipient
Minnesota Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,994

Minnesota Genealogical Society purchased 147 rolls of microfilm from FamilySearch/GSU. This is their complete collection of county marriage records for Hennepin (1853-1918) and Ramsey (1850-1917).

Dakota
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer
Douglas
Recipient
Todd County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Todd
Douglas
Morrison
Stearns
Recipient
City of Alexandria
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To draft a Historic Context Study and integrate the study with the city's comprehensive plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Dakota County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
Dakota
Recipient
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
Recipient
Denmark Township Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,999

To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the preservation of District No. 34 School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Dakota
Washington
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Aitkin
Becker
Cass
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hubbard
Morrison
Otter Tail
Todd
Recipient
Caponi Art Park
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

Caponi Art Park contracted with the Dakota County Historical society to survey and assess the general condition of the many materials in their collection documenting the history of the organization and it's founder, Anthony Caponi. As a result the Caponi Art Park organization now knows the size of the collection, the staff are properly trained and professional systems and policies have been implemented that document and present an informative, usable collection.

Dakota
Recipient
Dakota County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000

Dakota County Historical Society was dealing with crowded storage conditions—with existing space at capacity, collections spill over onto the floor and in the aisles—despite efforts to reduce/eliminate inappropriate collections. The project provided improved storage with room for growth. Dakota County Historical Society, Executive Director Chad Roberts interviewed.

Dakota
Recipient
Inver Hills Community College Foundation
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000

To document through oral history interviews the history of Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College to commemorate their 50th anniversaries.

Dakota
Recipient
Northfield Arts Guild
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,600

To hire qualified professionals to edit a manuscript on the history of the Northfield Art Guild.

Dakota
Rice
Recipient
Caponi Art Park
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,980

To hire a qualified museum consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment for the Caponi Art Park sculptures.

Dakota
Recipient
Stevens County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
To assist in acquiring and installing compact storage to better preserve significant evidence from the county's past.
Stevens
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
Dakota County
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$77,500
To acquire professional services to prepare an interpretive plan for public access to history and cultural heritage along 27 miles of the national Mississippi River Trail and the Mississippi River National River and Recreation Area
Dakota
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
U of MN
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$520,000
Becker
Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Rock
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Wadena
Watonwan
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Dakota County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,600

The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) worked with a graphic designer to develop several templates for exhibit guides.  The exhibit guides are short publications that promote and/or provide additional information about topics featured in DCHS exhibits and programs.  Three different templates were developed, a two-sided 4" x 9" promotional card, a traditional three-fold brochure, and a booklet 5.5" x 8.5" that can be scaled in four-page increments.  Each of these guides is immediately recognizable as a product of DCHS.  

Dakota
Recipient
Independent School District #659
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,015

To hire qualified professionals to publish a book on the history of Northfield Public Schools.

Dakota
Rice
Recipient
Northfield Public Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,650
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of the Northfield Public Library.
Dakota
Goodhue
Rice
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
Caponi Art Park
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,295

To assess and better organize the archival collections held by Caponi Art Park.

Statewide
Dakota
Recipient
Dakota City Heritage Village
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,570
To hire a qualified professional to write a historic site disaster plan.
Dakota
Recipient
Caponi Art Park
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,775
To process photographs documenting the Caponi Art Park in order to increase public access to them.
Statewide
Dakota
Recipient
Caponi Art Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,261
To hire a consultant to help write a collections plan in order to improve collections care and management.
Statewide
Dakota
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
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800

Three radio theatre scripts were produced using the synthesized oral histories of Douglas County's elder residents. The oral histories had been gathered earlier as part of the Minnesota Historical Society's oral history project to preserve the stories of Minnnesota's Greatest Generation. The topics for the scripts were: the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war economic Boom. Each script was vetted by knowledgeable content experts and the information presented is historically accurate.

Douglas
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop and design an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minnesota.
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minneapolis.
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115,000
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Dakota City Heritage Village
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,200

To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate how well the current system controls the museum environment.

Dakota
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
To hire a professional paper conservator to assess a historical textile collection in preparation of a long range plan
Douglas
Recipient
Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an archaeological survey of burial mound groups on the PIIC reservation.
Dakota