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Recipient
Nicollet County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,357
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.
Nicollet
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Sibley
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,547
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.
Statewide
Pope
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$865
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.
Statewide
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Library Services
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,691

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant allowed the Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato to acquire 17 new manuscript collections and fill in gaps for 3 additional collections.

The primary mission of the Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato is to support the curriculum of the University, with the secondary mission being to serve as a regional information center for the residents of southern Minnesota.  The Legacy grant made possible the acquisition of Minnesota focused microfilm that will have an enduring value to both the campus and the region.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,837

Blue Earth County Historical Society added of 126 microfilm reels of the local newspapers: The Free Press, Lake Crystal Tribune, Lake Region Times, Maple River Messenger and The Land magazine.  These additions complete the collection with what is currently available through the Minnesota Historical Society's microfilm lab.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase two microfilm reader/printers to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Statewide
Blue Earth
Recipient
Ann Bickle Heritage House
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,810
To replace the roof on the Ann Bickle House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as a women's center.
Pope
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,655

To provide better storage conditions, allowing for greater public access to objects in the collection.

Pope
Recipient
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
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on the importance of water in Dakota history in Minnesota.

Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
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
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
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To prepare an educational series honoring the Dakota People during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Sesquicentennial.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Blue Earth County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,000

To obtain professional engineering design and development plan for the Dodd Ford Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Blue Earth
Recipient
Amboy Area Community Club
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

The 1901 Dodd Ford Bridge, a significant contributor to the development of Amboy, was slated for replacement by Blue Earth County. Federal funds were sought by the County for the project. This initiated section 106 and 4(f) reviews, which concluded that it would be prudent and feasible to renovate the bridge on site. However, more specific data is required about the historic bridge renovation program and costs. The grant money assisted in funding the hire of a consultant to examine costs and methods to restore and preserve the 1901 Dodd Ford Bridge.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

The Pope County Historical Society hired experienced an HVAC engineer, to conduct an evaluation of their mechanical system.  This included three site visits to document current conditions through interviews, photos and temperature/humidity dataloggers placed throughout the museum.   With this information, they prepared a written analysis including recommendations to improve the HVAC system toward current museum standards.

Pope
Recipient
Ann Bickle Heritage House
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200
To replace the poorly-functioning furnace in the Ann Bickle Heritage House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pope
Recipient
City of Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To survey historic properties in the Mankato City Center area broadening access to local history
Blue Earth
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,391
To install climate control that meets museum standards in order to better preserve collections that document Pope County history.
Pope
Recipient
Rapidan Heritage Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,655

An interpretive exhibit was created with table displays using historically factual text and illustrative photographs and a short play was developed to tell the story of how the dam was built and its affect on the local people and economy. The exhibit counters negative impressions about the dam and provides little known information to the public. Research included files, papers and photographs from the BECHS, a local appeal in newspapers and on radio for personal accounts, Blue Earth county information and information from companies involved in the reconstruction of the dam in the 1980's.

Blue Earth
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
Mankato - Knollwood Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$524,085
Fund Source

Construct sewer extension to serve unsewered area

Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato - Stormwater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$628,193
Fund Source

Construct stormwater BMPs to meet TMDL wasteload allocation

Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato, City of
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$540,773
Fund Source

Construct collection system and connection to Mankato treatment facility for unsewered area

Blue Earth
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,654
To add 95 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to make primary records more accessible to the public.
Pope
Recipient
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
The Minnesota Main Street’s statewide coordinating program provides participating local Main Street organizations with training, tools, information, and networking.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified interpretive specialist to develop an interpretive plan for the history along 287 miles of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Redwood
Scott
Sibley
Swift
Traverse
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Library Services
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,498

199 issues of the monthly periodicals, The Student and The Mankatonian, from Mankato state Normal School (1888-1913) were digitzed to preserve them and make them more readily available to researchers, geneologists and the MN public at large.

Digitized copies were placed in the University Archives Digital Collections at Minnesota State University, Mankato and at the MN Reflections site as part of the Minnesota Digital Library.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Department of Anthropology
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,995
To hire qualified project personnel to evaluate the Nelson Site, a Late Woodland archaeological site, for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Blue Earth
Recipient
City of Mankato
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified consultant to create historic preservation design guidelines for the North Front Street Commercial District.
Blue Earth
Recipient
YWCA Mankato
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,426

To provide professional development for staff and volunteers at the national Oral History Association conference in Minneapolis, October 4-8, 2017.

Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
Pope County
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$152,655
To restore the entrance and landscape of the Pope County Courthouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Pope
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,170
To hire a qualified historian to research the history of Pope County for the upcoming 150th anniversary in 2016.
Pope
Recipient
Ann Bickle House
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990
To preserve the original stucco and foundation of the Ann Bickle House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Pope
Recipient
Terrace Mill Foundation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
To hire a qualified historical architect and engineer to prepare an assessment of the foundation of Terrace Mill, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Pope
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Inert museum storage was created for the ethnographically and historically significant Helbing Collection of American Indian Arts and Crafts as recommended in a museum assessment.

Pope
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato (Library Services)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,175

To digitize issues of the student newspaper, "The Reporter," allowing for greater public access to this historic resource.

Statewide
Blue Earth
Recipient
Greater Mankato Diversity Council
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,910

To hire a qualified historian to research Mankato's cultural history.

Blue Earth
Nicollet
Recipient
Starbuck, City of
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$644,750
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet TMDL wasteload requirement

Pope
Recipient
Starbuck, City of
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet phosphorus discharge requirements

Pope
Recipient
Terrace Mill Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,088

The Terrace grist mill was built in 1903. In 1967, the mill was abandoned. In 1979, the non-profit Terrace Mill Foundation was incorporated, purchased the mill and began a 30 year commitment to restoring and maintaining the mill and property.

The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors. Today, the three story mill contains a circa 1900 general store, museum of mill artifacts, gift shop, historic media center, Pioneer Playhouse Theater and Wheeler Art Gallery. In July, 1979, the Terrace Mill District was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Pope