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Recipient
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
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,130
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.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Anoka County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,117
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.
Anoka
Recipient
Katha Dance Theatre
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To document in 20 interviews the history of the Katha Dance Theatre's first 25 years.
Anoka
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

Kandiyohi
Recipient
Anoka County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$870
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
Anoka
Recipient
Anoka County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,782
To document in 20 interviews the history of Anoka State Hospital.
Anoka
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,259
Partner Organizations: Anoka County Historical Society, Dakota County Historical Society, Scott County Historical Society, and Ramsey County Historical Society Four county historical societies will begin a pilot program in 2015 to provide archaeology and cultural resource management outreach services to local history organizations in the seven-county metro area.The pilot project will address immediate needs of participating organizations, including public programming, data collection, collections care and staff training, while also providing valuable insight into long-term needs of local his
Dakota
Ramsey
Scott
Anoka
Recipient
Paynesville Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,820
To provide better organization of archival materials which will allow the public greater access to the community
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Stearns
Recipient
City of Centerville
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,977

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

Anoka
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
Anoka County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,999

To digitize a collection of diaries and sketchbooks, allowing for greater public access to these historic resources.

Anoka
Hennepin
Recipient
Willmar Design Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified historian to evaluate the downtown Willmar historic district for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop and design an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minnesota.
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minneapolis.
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
To hire professional conservators to assess a historically significant collections piece and write a long range preservation plan.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Atwater Area Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500

To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate how well the current system controls the museum environment.

Kandiyohi
Recipient
Prairie Country Resource Conservation & Development Council
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To fabricate and install 26 interpretive markers along portions of Minnesota highways 104, 55, 28 and 29

The grant assisted in hiring a consultant to review and revise 26 historical markers and pictorial tables to make a determination regarding historical accuracy and to facilitate Tribal consultation and input for the Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway Interpretive Signage Project along portions of Minnesota highways 104, 55, 28 and 29.

Kandiyohi
Recipient
Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148

A sturdy display case was built to house historic artifacts from the Hesper shipwreck. An interpretive sign was designed, constructed and hung on the wall above the display case telling the history of the ship and stories of the artifacts. Space for the display has been provided in the lobby of the Silver Bay Marina. Through this project, artifacts in private collections have been brought back into public view.

Anoka
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,034

To broaden public access to Kandiyohi County history through a marker system and accompanying guide brochure.

Kandiyohi
Recipient
Anoka County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,515
To publish the first comprehensive, scholarly history of the Anoka County Sheriff's Department
Anoka
Recipient
City of Atwater
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,485
To provide structural repair and fire protection to the Hotel Atwater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, for use as a municipal building.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Willmar Design Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500

The Willmar Design Center hired Gemini Associates to write a grant application to the National Register to nominate the Lakeland Hotel to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination was completed, submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office and was determined to meet the documentation requirements for a National Register Registration Form and for the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Registration.

Kandiyohi
Recipient
Peace Lutheran Church
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,730
To hire a qualified historian to evaluate the Lebanon Church for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,995
To arrange and microfilm records of eight Kandiyohi County townships.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,845
Six Kandiyohi County Township records were microfilmed and a copy was given to each township and one put into the research library at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society for easier access to the public. The master copy is being stored at Southwest Minnesota State University History Center. KCHS had microfilmed 42 rolls of film. During this project, KCHS assisted Colfax Township in finding their lost records and recovering them from inadequate conditions.
 
The most enduring value of this project is the preservation of the townships public records.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,150
To microfilm township records for eight Kandiyohi County townships to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
City of Anoka
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To design, produce, and install historical markers for National Register properties in the City of Anoka.
Anoka
Recipient
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,955
To install museum lighting to reduce exposure on the collections and save energy.
Anoka
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,095
To document in seven oral history interviews the history of downtown Willmar residents and businesses.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
James J. Hill Reference Library
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,000

To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the St. Paul Public Library/James J. Hill Reference Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Fridley Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,114

The Fridley Historical Society is applying for a grant that will enable us to hire an interviewer to conduct 15 oral histories in order to explore the post World War II suburban development of Fridley, and then have the histories transcribed.  Our intention is to cover the years 1945-1970, by which time Fridley was largely developed.

Anoka
Recipient
The Trust for Public Land
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,739
To conduct a cultural resources assessment of a rural landscape containing a rare old growth elm forest.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Friends of the Willmar Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,687
To broaden public access to primary historic records through a digital reader/printer and additional microfilm rolls to augment the current collection.
Kandiyohi
Recipient
Paynesville Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,930
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of underserved populations in the Paynesville area.
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Stearns
Recipient
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,782

To hire qualified consultants to evaluate the Sperry House for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Kandiyohi
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,786

Having current and accurate data on historic and archaeological sites is important to understanding our past and to preserving Minnesota’s history for future generations. In 2010-2011, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded contracts for these survey projects:

Anoka
Carver
Crow Wing
Dakota
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
St. Louis
Swift
Washington
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,060

Partner Organizations: Anoka County Historical Society, Hennepin History Museum.

Suburbanization has reached nearly all corners of Hennepin and Anoka Counties. The two counties are bound together by the state's largest school district: Anoka-Hennepin. Working together, the Anoka and Hennepin County Historical Societies are gathering resources located in numerous repositories so that they, and future historians, will have a logical starting place from which to draw information about the suburbanization of Anoka and Hennepin counties.

Anoka
Hennepin
Recipient
Islamic Resource Group
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,610

To capture and convey the Muslim experience in Minnesota through oral interviews and photographic portraits.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune detailed the project in a July 2011 article.

Anoka