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Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Afton Historical Society (AHS) staff performed a wall-to-wall baseline inventory of 10,020 items, counting and locating each item.  This number includes all components of 6206 line items documented on the inventory forms.  Items inventoried include materials from the permanent collections, historical property that originated with the building, and consumable items/materials used in programming (PUMs) or for education.  

Washington
Recipient
City of Stillwater
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,260
To develop a plan for the immediate stabilization and long term preservation of the remaining rear wall of the Hersey & Bean Planing Mill
Washington
Recipient
Washington County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,390

More than 40 reels of 8mm film were shot by the prolific photographer John Runk of his home down during 1947 through 1954. These films depict life in the Stillwater area post-World War Two and were donated to the Washington County Historical Society by Runk himself.

The project received an MHS Grants-in-Aid award in 2008 to enable the transfer of the raw 8mm film footage to digital tape and DVD.

MHCG funding allowed John Runk's little known motion pictures to be more broadly accessible to the public through edited down highlights in DVD format.

Washington
Recipient
Stillwater Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$847

The Stillwater Public Library added 27 standard Minnesota history titles to augment their collection in the St. Croix reference collection and in their circulating collection.

Washington
Recipient
Washington County Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,700

The Library needed to build a more robust collection of Minnesota history books throughout all nine branches that would support it's programs.  There are several specific content areas for programs including the Civil War, diversifying populations, environmental heritage and cultural heroes and institutions.  227 items were purchased and made available at all nine branches of the Washington County Library System either directly in the collection or by delivery to the branch.

Washington
Recipient
Afton Historical Society Press
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,169

The book "Pioneer Modernists" is about Minnesota women making significant contributions to art in the early 20th century.

The text documents the first generation of women modernist artists. Although the book begins with the familiar story of Wanda Gag who left the state and gained her historical significance elsewhere, that story is only meant to set the themes of the book that provide critical organization needed to understand those women who remained in Minnesota.

Washington
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,786

Having current and accurate data on historic and archaeological sites is important to understanding our past and to preserving Minnesota’s history for future generations. In 2010-2011, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded contracts for these survey projects:

Anoka
Carver
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
St. Louis
Swift
Washington
Recipient
City of Stillwater
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,999
To complete research on the remaining 57 landmarks identified in a designation report
Washington