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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
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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
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
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
Jackson County
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified professional to develop a treatment plan for the Jackson County Courthouse stenciling and plasterwork.
Jackson
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
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
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
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
Jackson County Fair Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To increase access to the fair's historic village buildings by creating a boardwalk. Buildings will be handicap accessible.

Jackson
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
Jackson County Fair Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,000

To enhance and extend the life of the 15 structures which currently make up the Jackson County Historical Fair Village by replacing damaged windows, leaking roof, and rotting siding. Structural improvements on buildings will allow fair visitors additional access to new displays and artifacts that were not displayed previously, due to fear of damage by wind, rain, and rodents.

Jackson
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
Jackson County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,006
To microfilm newspapers from Jackson, Pipestone, and Ramsey Counties to broaden public accessibility.
Jackson
Pipestone
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Jackson County Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$474

The Minnesota History Bookshelf grant enabled the Jackson County Libraries to add 14 new volumes of Minnesota History to their history collections. The primary purpose in adding these new volumes is to enhance the existing collection of Minnesota history books and create a larger Minnesota collection.

Jackson
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified interpretive specialist to develop an interpretive plan for the history along 287 miles of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Redwood
Scott
Sibley
Swift
Traverse
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,350

Restoration of the brick walls, wood beams and wood floor; and re-purposing of the pan lighting in an exhibit area.

Brown
Recipient
The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Inc.
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To research and produce a script for living history performances in the New Ulm area.
Brown
Recipient
New Ulm Public Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,405
To add 104 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Brown
Recipient
Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,156

The Society purchased PastPerfect 4.0 software to track and record accessions. Previously, these records were kept in a hand-written logbook. To begin the process of reviewing and inventorying the collections, the artifacts were first re-organized and the storage rooms were thoroughly cleaned. Materials were divided and organized to be stored in two areas with different but appropriate temperature and humidity levels. The net result is the collections are in order, the storage spaces are clean and their environments moderated and staff is more able to accurately locate artifacts.

Brown
Recipient
Minnesota German-Bohemian Heritage Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To document in twelve oral history interviews the history of German Bohemians in Brown County, Minnesota.
Brown
Recipient
Brown County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,130
To hire a qualified consultant to research World War I in Brown County for a future exhibit.
Brown