Minnesota's Legacy

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,476

Partner: The Minnesota Humanities Center

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AirSpace Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To research innovation and invention throughout the history of Minnesota's aviation industry.
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Regents of the University of Minnesota (Institute on Community Integration)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To compile an anthology of the history behind the 1957 Minnesota law requiring special education for children with disabilities.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$207,778

Partner: Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$134,479

Partner: The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM)

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,935

Partners: Access Philanthropy

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,695

Partner: Chicano Latino Affairs Council

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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,092
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Minnesota Historical Society is creating a broad range of opportunities to help students, teachers and the general public learn more about the war and the role Minnesota played. Initiatives include:
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Throughout FY12 and FY13, Minnesota Historical Society staff members have reached out to and met with many groups and individuals to gather their opinions and recommendations regarding an exhibit on and the commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Staff met with tribal councils in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota, individuals from tribes in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest and residents of Brown and Nicollet Counties. In addition, the Society sponsored the "We Gather Together As One" Dakota nationwide conference in Minneapolis and St.
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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.
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Dakota
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Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,853
To make accessible to the public documents from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office, 1900-1990.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$101,179
Minnesota Historical Society staff are working to serve Twin Cities area schools with increasingly diverse demographics. Staff are providing more support services for students competing in History Day and American Indian History Day. Staff are also promoting and recruiting students for programs that engage students in history like the American Indian Museum Fellowship Program and the Summer History Immersion Program. These funds also provide general staff and logistical support for diversity outreach efforts.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
Through this partnership, undergraduate students representing all five ACTC college campuses participated in a summer-long course designed to increase knowledge about the museum field. Students also interned at Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools, mentoring students participating in the History Day program. ACTC Fellows also visited leading museums in the midwest to compare and contrast the Minnesota Historical Society with other cultural institutions regarding content learned in class.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$131,641
Development is underway on a number of future History Center exhibitions that will explore rich stories of Minnesota's past. Major exhibitions will center on how Minnesotans have played, the national impact of the 18th Amendment and Prohibition, the Vietnam War experience and its legacy, and professional football and the Vikings. Other exhibitions will highlight the variety of communities in the state and will bring the fascinating collections of the Minnesota Historical Society to public view.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$305,769
In order to implement its Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) projects, the Minnesota Historical Society employs an ACHF Manager to oversee the program administration. The Society is also supporting administration of the grants program and expanded financial management and administrative functions. The Society is diligently working to keep administrative costs low while adhering to the legislative mandate that costs be "directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation."
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,868

Partner: The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

In the spring of 2013, students and the general public will be able to choose a specific place on an online map of Minnesota and historical images and information related to that spot will automatically appear. The site will give students and the general public a deeper knowledge of the history of particular places in the state. Geo-tagging staff has been adding geographical markers to more than 300,000 of the Society's historic photographs, maps and artifacts.

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$767,000
This funding supports and ensures the success of the ACHF-funded Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program. It allows Society staff to seek out potential grant applicants, lead statewide grant-writing workshops and webinars, and help applicants with technical information critical to submitting a successful grant application, as well as supporting recipients throughout the life of their projects.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$228,146

Partner: The University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,000
A photo exhibit and commemorative event marked the fifth anniversary of a catastrophic event in Minnesota history: the collapse of the I-35W bridge. For the exhibit, local artist Vance Gellert interviewed and photographed survivors, people who lost loved ones, first responders and other helpers. The exhibit was on view at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis from Aug. 1 to Dec. 30, 2012. A public commemorative event at Mill City Museum on Aug.
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Regents of the University of Minnesota (Bell Museum of Natural History)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Digital maps were created depicting landscape change in Minnesota from the 1850s to today as well as maps that show predicted change in forest tree composition in northern Minnesota due to climate change.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,724
Valuable three-dimensional images of ancient rock carvings at Jeffers Petroglyphs will be safely stored and also made accessible to the general public thanks to ACHF funds. Funds allowed staff to catalogue the images and make them accessible at the Jeffers site and through the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections Online website. The images of individual carvings will serve as an archival record, a research and conservation resource and an educational tool
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,000
The Oliver H. Kelley farm in Elk River is a National Historic Landmark, where visitors experience mid-19th-century Minnesota farm life. This historic structures report provides the foundation for future maintenance and preservation of the farmhouse while continuing to provide an important level of programming and public service. The Jeffris Family Foundation has awarded a matching grant of $25,000 to the Minnesota Historical Society to fund half of the estimated costs of a consultant to prepare the report.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$322,212

Partner: The Minnesota Regional Public Library System

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$134,753

Partner: Southwest Minnesota State University

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Minnesota Digital Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) is a statewide, multi-institutional initiative. Its mission is to make the rich historical resources of the state's public and academic libraries, archives, museums and historical societies available to students, teachers and the public via the web and also to preserve these resources for future generations. The 2012-2013 appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will allow the MDL to expand the number of historical resources online and continue its work preserving these digital resources.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,875
Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian and Cambodian immigrants have left an indelible and flavorful mark on Minnesota and on our culinary, cultural and economic history. The book "Asian Flavors" and an accompanying documentary record the story of countless men and women who made the arduous journey halfway around the world to live in Minnesota, fleeing oppression and persecution or in search of jobs and education. This project preserves and shares their stories of survival and success in our state, stories that serve as an inspiration to all.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$292,107

Partners: Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (primary), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota Tourism Center, Minnesota Design Team

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,862

Partner: The Minnesota State Fair Foundation

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The Performance Lab
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To document in 3 interviews the history of modern dance educators in the 1960s.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
MNopedia and MinnPost, an online news organization, are working together to share content and make Minnesota history more accessible. MNopedia is the first digital encyclopedia about Minnesota. All MNopedia articles are prepared by historians, consulting experts, professional writers, and others vetted by the Minnesota Historical Society. Once a week, MinnPost will publish a MNopedia article on its website. In addition, twice a month for the next ten months, MinnPost will create and publish news articles that relate to historical events in Minnesota.
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Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,949
To develop a portable exhibit for campus buildings and the school museum.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,848

Partner: The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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Minnesota Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,513

Partner: The Minnesota Humanites Center

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India Association of Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,747
To document in oral history interviews the history of the Ragamala Dance Company.
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Regents of the University of Minnesota (Institute for Advanced Study)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,974
To document in 20 interviews the history of Minnesota's arts and cultural leaders.
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Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
To research and develop a history of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Twenty high school students from diverse backgrounds participated in a college-readiness program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Students learned high-level research and presentation skills while working with various collections in the Andersen Library. Students also learned how to apply for college, spent the night in a dorm room, participated in mock lectures with professors and other activities designed to increase their confidence and comfort level with campus life.
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Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,872
To preserve through proper museum storage a collection of 650 textiles documenting victims of domestic violence.
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Minnesota Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$323,720
Arts and Cultural Heritage funds supported staff time devoted to creating "Then Now Wow," a major, new, hands-on exhibit that brings fascinating people, places and stories of our state to life. Visitors to "Then Now Wow" (the exhibit's working title was "Our Minnesota") which opened at the Minnesota History Center in late November 2012, explore the state's distinctive places and meet the diverse people who have made their homes here.
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,900
To complete the research and writing of a manuscript documenting the history of Black baseball in Minnesota, 1940s-1960s.
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