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Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,815
To supplement previous work on preserving the Dakota language, which transmits history and cultural heritage, by defining 451 additional verbs.
Anoka
Hennepin
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
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City of Excelsior
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$920
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.
Hennepin
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City of Eden Prairie
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$375
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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City of Eden Prairie
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.
Hennepin
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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
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Hassan Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$470
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.
Hennepin
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City of Rockford
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$930
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.
Hennepin
Wright
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Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$620
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.
Hennepin
Recipient
Hennepin County Library
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer/scanner.
Hennepin
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St. Louis Park Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer and computer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Hennepin
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Talmud Torah of Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To document in 10 interviews the story of Holocaust survivors in Minnesota

Hennepin
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Minnesota African American Museum & Cultural Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The MAAMCC created a pilot project that teaches students about the lives and times of noteworthy African American Minnesotans and their contributions to Minnesota and the Nation. The traveling exhibit, called Trunk-It (a museum without walls), presents an actor/docent with a trunk of history props, activities to perform and a story to tell of a Minnesota African American pioneer to elementary age students. Eight pioneers have been identified through research and have been chosen to be portrayed in a Trunk-It exhibit. Currently, two trunks have been completed: Emily O.

Hennepin
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African American Registry
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To document in 6 interviews an inter-racial, cross-cultural oral history of Black and Jewish residents of Minneapolis.
Hennepin
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City of Hopkins
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,000

To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the former Albert Pike Masonic Lodge, eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Hennepin
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Project for Pride in Living, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,000
To hire qualified professionals to conduct a re-use assessment and prepare planning documents for the H. Alden Smith House, part of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College campus and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Hennepin
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Twin Cities Media Alliance
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,440
To document in 10 interviews the history of immigrant businesses along University Avenue in St. Paul
Hennepin
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Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,983

A series of eight oral histories were collected from landscape architects. These interviews document the story of landscape design in 20th Century Minnesota. The participants were asked to reflect on what personal experiences influenced their professions and how Minnesota spaces have been enhanced by landscape architecture over the past century.

Hennepin
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Heart of the Earth, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,706
To unify, appraise, and arrange 1,000 lineal feet of historical records of the American Indian Movement under the direction of a qualified archivist.
Hennepin
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American Swedish Institute
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$71,588
To acquire professional services for improving public accessibility to significant archival materials documenting Swedish immigrant contributions to state history
Hennepin
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Rockford Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,880

The Ames-Florida-Stork House, built in 1861, remains the oldest structure in the town of Rockford, MN and contains the belongings of two families who originally settled the area. As with all buildings, the house has suffered deterioration due to weather and time. Replacing the roof and repairing the soffit and facia ensures no further interior damage would occur.

Hennepin
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Minnesota African American Museum & Cultural Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,250
To design and install climate control that meets museum standards in order to better preserve collections that document African American history in Minnesota.
Hennepin
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
Municipal Building Commission
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,000

To provide better organization of the archives and collections, allowing for greater public access to the community's historic resources.

Hennepin
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Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group, Inc.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,200
To have the Arthur and Edith Lee House evaluated for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Hennepin
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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
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Golden Valley Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Golden Valley Historical Society hired a licensed and bonded professional hazardous waste materials removal company to properly abate asbestos and improve public safety at the Golden Valley History Museum.

Hennepin
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American Swedish Institute
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,614
To gain intellectual and physical control over its collection in order to provide better public access to Minnesota's Swedish heritage.
Hennepin
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Asian Media Access (AMA)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A total of 19 interviews of Asian American-Pacific Islander immigrants were conducted in English and selected Asian Languages. The project successfully  captured information about their immigration history, settling  experience and their memories in relationships to historical events in North Minneapolis. Eight of the interviews were recorded with a digital video camcorder then the interviews were transcribed by language specialists, then translated into English.

The summary, transcripts and video recording will be preserved and made broadly accessible through:

Hennepin
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Bakken Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,975

An interpretive exhibit and program plan, "Dakota Native Plant Garden", was designed and developed for outdoor display. The exhibit uses the stories from several generations of a Dakota family who originally lived along the shore of Mde Waka Ska (Lake Calhoun). The stories reveal the ethno-history of the Bakken's restored wetland and prairie. This area contains more than 40 species of native plants historically used for medicinal and cultural purposes.

Hennepin
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Richfield Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,960
To hire a qualified professional to update the interpretation of the Riley Bartholomew House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Hennepin
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Richfield Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To fabricate and install in the Riley Bartholomew House an exhibit on residential life over time in one suburb.
Hennepin
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The Basilica Landmark
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Thirty monitors were installed to measure moisture readings in the upper reaches of the Basilica of St. Mary. Restoration projects had been put on hold due to previous water infiltration and the damage that was caused by saturation of masonry walls and ceiling plaster. Such infiltration takes a long time to dry. There were concerns that plaster was continuing to absorb moisture from the attic insulation or the masonry walls.

Hennepin
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Beth El Foundation of Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,940

To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan on Jewish tradition in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
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Beth El Foundation of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900

To hire a qualified historian to research the history of Beth El Synagogue in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis
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Wayzata Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To print and publish a biography on a turn of the twentieth-century Lake Minnetonka resident, Royal C. Moore of Moore Boat Works.
Hennepin
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Bloomington Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified historian to complete the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Bloomington Municipal Cemetery.
Hennepin
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St. Bonifacius Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,000

St. Bonifacius is the only town in Minnesota with a real Nike-Hercules missile in its park, commemorating the nearby missile base that stood from 1959 to 1974. This is a rare display; as only l5-20 missiles still exist from the thousands placed around 20 U.S. cities during the Cold War. The project designed and manufactured two outdoor interpretive panels to tell the story of this missile and missile base within the larger context of the Cold War, a chapter in U.S. History increasingly invisible to younger people.

Hennepin
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Brooklyn Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,998

A 3-volume boxed set of "Patriots of Brooklyn: Suppressors of the Great Slave Rebellion" was published by the Brooklyn Historical Society. The books document the historic role that 200+ soldiers from Brooklyn Township played in the American Civil War. The books are a valuable reference resource for local residents and historians.

Hennepin
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Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A professional quality book documenting the stories of refugees in Minnesota is now in print. The book, "This Much I Can Tell You", was self-published by the Minnesota Council of Chuches Refugee Service. It is a compilation of eighteen stories told by local refugees, from nine different countries, who have resettled in Minnesota after fleeing their country of origin. The 980 books printed through this project make important refugee histories accessible to a wider Minnesota audience.

Hennepin
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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire qualified professionals to publish a book on the history of 20th century Jewish immigrant culture in Minnesota.

Hennepin
Ramsey
St. Louis