Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
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
Anoka County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,117
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.
Anoka
Recipient
Katha Dance Theatre
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To document in 20 interviews the history of the Katha Dance Theatre's first 25 years.
Anoka
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
Anoka County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$870
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
Anoka
Recipient
Anoka County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,782
To document in 20 interviews the history of Anoka State Hospital.
Anoka
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
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
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
Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148

A sturdy display case was built to house historic artifacts from the Hesper shipwreck. An interpretive sign was designed, constructed and hung on the wall above the display case telling the history of the ship and stories of the artifacts. Space for the display has been provided in the lobby of the Silver Bay Marina. Through this project, artifacts in private collections have been brought back into public view.

Anoka
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
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
City of Anoka
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To design, produce, and install historical markers for National Register properties in the City of Anoka.
Anoka
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
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,955
To install museum lighting to reduce exposure on the collections and save energy.
Anoka
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
Fridley Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,114

The Fridley Historical Society is applying for a grant that will enable us to hire an interviewer to conduct 15 oral histories in order to explore the post World War II suburban development of Fridley, and then have the histories transcribed.  Our intention is to cover the years 1945-1970, by which time Fridley was largely developed.

Anoka
Recipient
Islamic Resource Group
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,610

To capture and convey the Muslim experience in Minnesota through oral interviews and photographic portraits.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune detailed the project in a July 2011 article.

Anoka
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