Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
McLeod County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Statewide
McLeod
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
The MNHS permanent collection includes more than 6,500 objects related to American Indian culture and history. MNHS takes seriously its responsibility to provide stewardship of these items, in accordance with federal law (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) and our own collections management policy (Culturally Sensitive Objects Policy).
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,791
Partner: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in this unique summer educational experience. The students selected for this intensive 17-day residential program attended onsite presentations throughout Minnesota and experienced hands-on learning about the museum and archaeology fields and other historical and cultural preservation organizations.
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$102,564
We Are Hmong Minnesota, a 2,500-square-foot exhibit, debuted March 7, 2015, timed for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Hmong migration to Minnesota. MNHS staff worked in partnership with the Hmong community to develop the exhibit. A traveling version of the exhibit for loan to libraries, schools, and community centers was also developed and is currently circulating. A companion exhibit at the James J. Hill House displayed a collection of Hmong textiles recently donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.
Statewide
Recipient
New London Music Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Anoka
Carver
Chippewa
Dakota
Hennepin
Meeker
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Scott
Watonwan
Recipient
Cecilia M. Cornejo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Faribault
Rice
Recipient
Wing Y. Huie
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Artist Initiative

Anoka
Carlton
Clay
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Mille Lacs
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Stearns
Washington
Recipient
Rini Y. Keagy
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
Recipient
Daniel F. Pinkerton
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
Recipient
James Sannerud
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,994
Artist Initiative
Cook
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,500
Arts Learning
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Freeborn
Hennepin
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
Hong G. Dice AKA Gao Hong
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,008
Arts Learning
Dakota
Rice
Recipient
Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc.
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,855
Arts Learning
Douglas
Hennepin
Mower
Otter Tail
Rice
St. Louis
Recipient
Christopher E. Griffith
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,517
Arts Learning
Dakota
Rice
Recipient
North House Folk School
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,500
Arts Learning
Benton
Blue Earth
Carlton
Clay
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Hennepin
Itasca
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Recipient
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$86,039
Arts Access
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Watonwan
Recipient
Adriana Freitag
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Brianna Ringen
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Collin Fast
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Judith Frelich AKA Jude Frelich
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Julia Goodburn
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Katharine Davis
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Lucia Kulseth
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Scholarship
Watonwan
Recipient
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Mankato Children's Chorus
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato AKA Good Thunder Reading Series
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,200
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
South Central Service Cooperative
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
State Street Theater Company
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Martin
Nicollet
Renville
Sibley
Watonwan
Recipient
Waseca County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,270
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Waseca
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,200
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Martin
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Curtain Call Theatre
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,720
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Rice
Scott
Waseca
Recipient
Palmville Press and Publishing, Inc.
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Legacy Grant
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
Pennington
Ramsey
Roseau
Stearns
Hennepin
Anoka
Itasca
Beltrami
Sherburne
Becker
Benton
Polk
Pine
Norman
Red Lake
Clearwater
Kittson
Scott
Wright
Morrison
Otter Tail
Cottonwood
Wadena
Blue Earth
Nicollet
Le Sueur
Lake
Clay
Chisago
Mahnomen
St. Louis
Steele
Dakota
Dakota
Crow Wing
Olmsted
Rice
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,500
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,770

Per Minnesota Law, the Minnesota Humanities Center administers the Arts and Cultural Heritage Children's Museum Grants. The Humanities Center uses a portion of the funds to provide grants administration, including overseeing the proposal process, agreement drafting, financial and program monitoring, and reporting.

Statewide
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Per Minnesota Law, the Minnesota Humanities Center administers programs, named and competitive, related to cultural heritage in Minnesota. The Humanities Center uses a portion of the funds to provide grants administration, including overseeing the proposal process, agreement drafting, financial and program monitoring, and reporting.

Statewide
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400

During the 2015 Legislative Session, the Minnesota State Legislature asked the Minnesota Humanities Center to award arts and cultural heritage grants to civics organizations. Legacy funds are appropriated to the Humanities Center to support such work. A small portion of each appropriation was reserved by the Humanities Center for direct expenses related to administering the grant. Should any portion of this reserve be unused, the difference will be awarded to the respective organizations.

Statewide
Recipient
Contemporary Dance Arts, Inc. AKA Shapiro and Smith Dance
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,470
Arts Tour Minnesota
Hennepin
Nobles
Rice
St. Louis
Winona