Building on past efforts to catalog collections, the Three Rivers Park District continued the assessment and inventory of collections at The Landing in Shakopee. Inventories of 1, 015 artifacts from six (6) individual structures: the Wilkie House; the Graffenstadt House; the Kahl House; the Harms House; the Bank, and the Boesel "Red" Barn were conducted. All artifact information was recorded by PastPerfect software.
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.
This grant application is being submitted for funding for the implementation portion of the Scott County Historical Society’s upcoming exhibit “Marking Time: The Rituals of Life & Death”. Virtually every society in the world practice rituals marking the significant transitions between birth and death.
A two year backlog of weekly Scott county newspapers, including the Shakopee Valley News, Jordan Independent, Belle Plain Herald, New Prague Times, Prior Lake American and the Savage Pacer were microfilmed by the Scott County Historical Society. A volunteer organized the newspapers by city and date, bundled them by year and created the microfilm targeting sheets. The newspapers were then boxed and sent to an outside vendor for microfilming. Negative and positive 35 mm master prints were made of the microfilmed newspapers.
The Southside Park and Yackly Park Historical Markers were created and installed to identify and document two historical home sites located within City Parks in the City of New Prague.
Yackly Park site, there had been past efforts made to document the history of the site and the existence of a log cabin with family ties back to New Prague's Founder Anton Philipp. In 2005, irrepairable damage to the remnants of the Yackly Cabin (rot and severe structural problems) led to its documentation by the Scott County Historical Society and demolition.