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Brown County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Brown County Historical Society's microfilm reader/printer has long been obsolete and often requires repair becoming difficult and more costly.
Brown
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Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the 1899 Berg Hotel, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
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Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Sleepy Eye Area foundation retained the architectural services of Engan and Associates Architects to develop a reuse plan with construction estimates for the restoration of the Berg Hotel.

Brown
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Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a roof assessment for the historic New Ulm Post Office, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and home of the Brown County Historical Society.
Brown
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Minnesota State University, Mankato (Department of Anthropology)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,770
To provide better organization of archaeological collections, allowing for greater public access to historic resources.
Blue Earth
Brown
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City of Fergus Falls
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

The Fergus Falls Heritage Preservation commission, in cooperation with the Otter Tail County Historical Society, produced a brochure with the help of a qualified historian. The brochure consists of photographs, descriptions and maps to locate historically significant buildings and homes in the city. It was designed for use as a self-guided tour of the city's historical and architectural landmarks. The 40-page brochure is available through the Otter Tail County Historical Society, the Fergus Falls Heritage Preservation Commission and the Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Otter Tail
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City of Hanska
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Liberal Union Hall Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
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Township of Milford
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
To have the District #50 School, currently serving as Milford Township Hall, evaluated for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
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Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,800
To hire a historian to evaluate the Church of St. Stanislaus in Perham for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
Otter Tail
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,947
To conduct a geophysical and archaeological evaluation of Fort Juelson, resulting in completion of a Minnesota state site form and National Register nomination.
Otter Tail
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The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To install climate control and update electrical wiring and plumbing in the Grand Hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and reused as a community arts center.
Brown
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Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,101
To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Brown County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Brown
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Wadena County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
Hubbard
Otter Tail
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,559

The most imminent threat to Phelps Mill, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is fire. If struck by lightning the wood frame building would be destroyed in minutes. Period photographs indicate that at least three lightning rods were on the mill as early as 1900. When the mill closed in 1939, the rods remained on the roof until 1965 when the county board purchased the site as a county park. Shortly thereafter, the rods were removed when the roof was repaired and shingles replaced.

Otter Tail
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Prospect House Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To prepare a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Prospect House, currently used as a Civil War museum.
Otter Tail
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City of Fergus Falls
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To survey and inventory potentially historic properties in one quarter of Fergus Falls
Otter Tail
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Prospect House Museum
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,221
To hire a qualified professional to begin the American Association for State and Local History's StEPs self-assessment program.
Otter Tail
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City of Henning
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

The City of Henning hopes to rescue the 117-year-old Trinity Lutheran Church building, preserving its' architectural history, its' history for the many residents that attended the church, and restore this building as a point of Pride for the Community and the surrounding region. This twin spire church, built by a Danish Congregation, has rooted itself in the lives of many area descendants, all now participating in the rescue of this property.

Otter Tail
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New Ulm Turnverein
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
To improve accessibility with an elevator for Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown
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New Ulm Turnverein
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995
To hire an architect to develop plans for handicap access and increased collections storage that meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.
Brown
Recipient
Brown County
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,760
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an architectural study of the windows in the Brown County Historical Society building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brown