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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
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
Recipient
City of Taylors Falls
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

Purpose of this project is to promote heritage tourism and public education of the City’s downtown area by creating an audio-visual tour of the downtown area’s historic charm and heritage value.

Chisago
Recipient
Chisago County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,753
To hire a qualified professional to write a long range conservation plan for the museum's collections.
Chisago
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
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
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
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