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Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
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.
Otter Tail
Recipient
Todd County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Todd
Douglas
Morrison
Stearns
Recipient
City of Alexandria
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To draft a Historic Context Study and integrate the study with the city's comprehensive plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Prairie Skyline Foundation, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,000
To hire a qualified architect to prepare a conditions assessment and planning documents for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, proposed to be used as a community center, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Becker
Beltrami
Clay
Clearwater
Hubbard
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
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
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
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800

Three radio theatre scripts were produced using the synthesized oral histories of Douglas County's elder residents. The oral histories had been gathered earlier as part of the Minnesota Historical Society's oral history project to preserve the stories of Minnnesota's Greatest Generation. The topics for the scripts were: the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war economic Boom. Each script was vetted by knowledgeable content experts and the information presented is historically accurate.

Douglas
Recipient
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
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of the Fergus Falls State Hospital (Kirkbride).
Otter Tail
Recipient
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,696

To hire professional conservators to assess historically significant collections and write a long range preservation plan.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Douglas County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500
To hire a professional paper conservator to assess a historical textile collection in preparation of a long range plan
Douglas
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
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate how well the current system controls the museum environment.
Douglas
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified museum consultant to develop a thematic concept plan for a woodland diorama.
Otter Tail
Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Kensington Area Heritage Society museum environment.
Douglas
Grant
Pope
Stevens
Recipient
Kittson County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995

To capture the experiences of several generations of Kittson County war veterans, six individuals with direct combat or combat support experience, were interviewed. The transcriptions of each first-person narrative were printed and are now part of the Kittson County Historical Society  permanent archives. Supplemental materials including photographs and additional information were used to highlight each story and to bring the reader deeper into the stories. A presentation notebook was created and a copy presented to each interviewee.

Kittson
Recipient
Kittson County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,838
To gain physical and intellectual control of approximately 2500 artifacts using PastPerfect software.
Kittson
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
As a strategic document, the Legacy Strategic Agenda (LSA) has four goals that build on achievements realized during the first five years of Legacy funding. Over the next four years, the LSA strategic priorities in education, grants, partnerships and unfamiliar stories will be acted on, measured and sustained at the community level. A dedicated LSA Collaborative representing a cross-section of the history community meets quarterly around the state to guide the work of LSA Priority Action Teams and to share successes.
Morrison
Otter Tail
Goodhue
Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,355
To hire a qualified museum lighting professional to develop a museum lighting plan.
Douglas
Recipient
Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,900

A Microfilm Scanner System and associated computer and software were purchased for the Museum. Staff and volunteers were trained in their uses. Improved image quality was immediately noticeable. The purchase enhances the overall plan to preserve local history in Otter Tail County.

Otter Tail
Recipient
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
New York Mills Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$850
To add 34 standard Minnesota history titles to broaden public accessibility.
Otter Tail
Recipient
Perham Area Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$789

The grant allowed them to add 34 new titles for the Minnesota History section of their library.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Fergus Falls Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$365

The grant enabled the Fergus Falls Public Library to supplement and fill gaps in their collection with 13 popular titles on Minnesota history. As the "reference center" for the Viking Library System they are often called upon to locate information on Minnesota, both for local people and those far afield who reach them via telephone or e-mail and the 13 titles they received would help fill them.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Douglas County Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$537

The DCL purchased 23 books from the Minnesota History Bookshelf to provide access to a more current and complete overview of Minnesota history for their patrons. Some of the books will serve as replacements for older more worn books. They were presented to the public on a featured display.

Douglas
Recipient
Kittson County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$877

To broaden public accessibility, KCHS acquired 32 standard history books from the MN History Bookshelf list and an additional 6 more books pertaining to MN history. The books are available at the Kittson County Museum Library.

Kittson
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To hire a qualified museum consultant to create a detailed exhibit concept for a traveling exhibit about northwestern Minnesota's fur trade history.

Becker
Beltrami
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,848
To complete an interpretive plan for the museum in order to better serve the public by increasing access to the history of lakes recreation.
Statewide
Douglas
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A secure online database for off-site historical records indexing was created by the Otter Tail County Historical Society. Existing databases were consolidated and imported to the new database. Web pages were created for trained volunteers to retrieve documents and enter indexing information. Staff is now better able to coordinate with volunteers who have electronic access to multiple finding aids via the internet.

Otter Tail
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
Recipient
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
Recipient
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
Recipient
Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,831
To record 20 interviews with people who shaped events related to the Cold War in eastern Otter Tail County
Otter Tail
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,664
To hire a qualified historian to research and develop materials for traveling exhibits.
Becker
Beltrami
Clay
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Pennington
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,697
To provide professional development opportunities to northwestern Minnesota historical organizations using the Small Museum Toolkit.
Becker
Beltrami
Clay
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
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
Recipient
Kittson County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,660
To provide appropriate storage materials for museum collections.
Kittson
Recipient
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
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,790

Funds used to address water infiltration of museum collections storage by improving exterior drainage.

Water from melting snow and rainfall has been leaking into the museum's agricultural wing artifact storage room and Main Street exhibit gallery due to inadequate drainage and insufficient landscaping on the building's north side.

Otter Tail