Minnesota's Legacy

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Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,815
To supplement previous work on preserving the Dakota language, which transmits history and cultural heritage, by defining 451 additional verbs.
Anoka
Hennepin
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
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
Recipient
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
City of Excelsior
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$920
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.
Hennepin
Recipient
City of Eden Prairie
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$375
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.
Hennepin
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City of Eden Prairie
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
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.
Hennepin
Recipient
Hassan Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$470
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.
Hennepin
Recipient
City of Rockford
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$930
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.
Hennepin
Wright
Recipient
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$620
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.
Hennepin
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
St. Louis Park Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer and computer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Hennepin
Recipient
Talmud Torah of Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To document in 10 interviews the story of Holocaust survivors in Minnesota

Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota African American Museum & Cultural Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The MAAMCC created a pilot project that teaches students about the lives and times of noteworthy African American Minnesotans and their contributions to Minnesota and the Nation. The traveling exhibit, called Trunk-It (a museum without walls), presents an actor/docent with a trunk of history props, activities to perform and a story to tell of a Minnesota African American pioneer to elementary age students. Eight pioneers have been identified through research and have been chosen to be portrayed in a Trunk-It exhibit. Currently, two trunks have been completed: Emily O.

Hennepin
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,983

A series of eight oral histories were collected from landscape architects. These interviews document the story of landscape design in 20th Century Minnesota. The participants were asked to reflect on what personal experiences influenced their professions and how Minnesota spaces have been enhanced by landscape architecture over the past century.

Hennepin
Recipient
Heart of the Earth, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,706
To unify, appraise, and arrange 1,000 lineal feet of historical records of the American Indian Movement under the direction of a qualified archivist.
Hennepin
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Golden Valley Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Golden Valley Historical Society hired a licensed and bonded professional hazardous waste materials removal company to properly abate asbestos and improve public safety at the Golden Valley History Museum.

Hennepin
Recipient
American Swedish Institute
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,614
To gain intellectual and physical control over its collection in order to provide better public access to Minnesota's Swedish heritage.
Hennepin
Recipient
Asian Media Access (AMA)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A total of 19 interviews of Asian American-Pacific Islander immigrants were conducted in English and selected Asian Languages. The project successfully  captured information about their immigration history, settling  experience and their memories in relationships to historical events in North Minneapolis. Eight of the interviews were recorded with a digital video camcorder then the interviews were transcribed by language specialists, then translated into English.

The summary, transcripts and video recording will be preserved and made broadly accessible through:

Hennepin
Recipient
Bakken Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,975

An interpretive exhibit and program plan, "Dakota Native Plant Garden", was designed and developed for outdoor display. The exhibit uses the stories from several generations of a Dakota family who originally lived along the shore of Mde Waka Ska (Lake Calhoun). The stories reveal the ethno-history of the Bakken's restored wetland and prairie. This area contains more than 40 species of native plants historically used for medicinal and cultural purposes.

Hennepin
Recipient
Richfield Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,960
To hire a qualified professional to update the interpretation of the Riley Bartholomew House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Hennepin
Recipient
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
Recipient
Wayzata Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To print and publish a biography on a turn of the twentieth-century Lake Minnetonka resident, Royal C. Moore of Moore Boat Works.
Hennepin
Recipient
St. Bonifacius Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,000

St. Bonifacius is the only town in Minnesota with a real Nike-Hercules missile in its park, commemorating the nearby missile base that stood from 1959 to 1974. This is a rare display; as only l5-20 missiles still exist from the thousands placed around 20 U.S. cities during the Cold War. The project designed and manufactured two outdoor interpretive panels to tell the story of this missile and missile base within the larger context of the Cold War, a chapter in U.S. History increasingly invisible to younger people.

Hennepin
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Brooklyn Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,998

A 3-volume boxed set of "Patriots of Brooklyn: Suppressors of the Great Slave Rebellion" was published by the Brooklyn Historical Society. The books document the historic role that 200+ soldiers from Brooklyn Township played in the American Civil War. The books are a valuable reference resource for local residents and historians.

Hennepin
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Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A professional quality book documenting the stories of refugees in Minnesota is now in print. The book, "This Much I Can Tell You", was self-published by the Minnesota Council of Chuches Refugee Service. It is a compilation of eighteen stories told by local refugees, from nine different countries, who have resettled in Minnesota after fleeing their country of origin. The 980 books printed through this project make important refugee histories accessible to a wider Minnesota audience.

Hennepin
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
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Richfield Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,620

Preservation of a historically important collection of photographs, taken for the purposes of insurance underwriting in the mid-1950's, was the goal of this project. Appropriate storage was researched and determined. Archival grade sleeves and storage boxes were obtained. An inventory of all photographs was performed, cataloged and entered into a professional software database. Digital imaging of the original photographic prints provides researchers with a sustainable alternative to viewing the prints.

Hennepin
Recipient
Cedar Lake Park Preservation and Development Association dba Cedar Lake Park Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To publish a history of the Cedar Lake Park Association, a volunteer citizens' group.

Hennepin
Recipient
Westonka Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,200
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Westonka Historical Society museum environment.
Hennepin
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Bell Museum of Natural History)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,802
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
Hennepin
Recipient
NWA History Centre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,527
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,642
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
Hennepin
Hubbard
Ramsey
Recipient
AirSpace Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,501
To hire a qualified professional to assess historically significant collections and write a collections management policy.
Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota Air National Guard Historical Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,603
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Hennepin
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Golden Valley Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,155
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
Hennepin
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
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
AIM Interpretive Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for the American Indian Movement Interpretive Center.
Hennepin