Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,460
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.
St. Louis
Recipient
Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,798
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.
St. Louis
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,500

The Lake Superior Zoo is northern Minnesota’s zoo, which is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Bear Country project will create educational exhibits using animals and the environment within a portion of the area of land that is currently the former Polar Shores. The project will utilize some of this existing structure by renovating it to meet or exceed current animal exhibit standards for the brown bear set by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums (AZA). Legacy funds will be used to complete phase one of the bear country project.

St. Louis
Recipient
Ely-Winton Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,385
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
St. Louis
Recipient
Iron Range Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$518

To add 17 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records

St. Louis
Recipient
City of Duluth
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,534
To conduct a thorough ethnographic study of the City of Duluth that will identify the indigenous cultural landscape for the purpose of preservation.
St. Louis
Recipient
Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,240
To document in 10 oral history interviews the history of Dorothy Molter and her work in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$439,943
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$457,937

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$266,057
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$273,267

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,723
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$184,244

Minnesota’s twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,058
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,058

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,980
To gain intellectual and physical control of archival materials held in public trust.
St. Louis
Recipient
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
Recipient
Bois Forte Heritage Museum
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To broaden public access to the work of reknowned Ojibwe artisit Carl Gawboy through a documentary.

St. Louis
Recipient
Hermantown Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,788

To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust using PastPerfect

St. Louis
Recipient
Proctor Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified professional to assess historically significant collections and write a collections management policy.
St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200

To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.

Aitkin
Crow Wing
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,384

To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust using PastPerfect.

St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To begin the next phase of a complete collections inventory, making the collections more accessible to the public.
Aitkin
Cook
Crow Wing
Koochiching
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Archives of The College of St. Scholastica
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,158

To provide a general conservation assessment of the college archives.

A consultant was hired to conduct a general preservation assessment, to help draft a long-range plan, to assess policies and to prepare a summary report with prioritized recommendations for the future. This was accomplished with a one-day on-site visit and a four day period to write the Preservation Needs Assessment Report. A list and action plan for future preservation actions has been prepared.

St. Louis
Recipient
Saint Louis County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,690

A professional preservation specialist was retained to develop a needs assessment, an action item list and a timeline for a complete disaster plan pertaining to the storage and gallery spaces that the SLCHS is responsible for in Duluth's St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center.

St. Louis
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
Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,833
To hire a qualified professional to develop policies and procedures for museum collections management.
St. Louis
Recipient
Duluth Children's Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To document, clean, and store a collection of historical and cultural dolls using standard conservation practices.
St. Louis
Recipient
Dorothy Molter Foundation and Museum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,625

To complete an interpretive plan for the museum in order to make more effective use of limited resources to better serve the public.

St. Louis
Recipient
Birthing Ways - Doula Connection
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,095

Duluth women who gave birth prior to WW II were interviewed about their experiences. Birth locations, attitudes, techniques, labor support and new baby care were the focus for the questions. The interviews were transcribed into Microsoft Word and PDF documents. The documents are to be used by the applicant organization and other interested groups to aid mother and labor support and for other public outreach.

St. Louis
Recipient
Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,300

To document in 10 interviews the history of the Duluth Farmer's Market.

St. Louis
Recipient
Saint Louis County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500

To provide appropriate storage for the nationally significant ethnographic Eastman Johnson collection.

St. Louis
Recipient
Ely Greenstone Public Art Committee
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,935
To document in 12 oral history interviews the history of the Erie Mining Company.
St. Louis
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota - Duluth
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,565

The specific purpose of the project was to conduct an evaluation of the University of Minnesota Duluth Museums' Mechanical Systems (also called the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system or HVAC system) to determine what changes and improvements are feasible and necessary to improve the environmental conditions in each of three buildings: Glensheen, Tweed Museum of Art along with a proposed Tweed museum storage and work space on the second floor of the Chester Building.

St. Louis
Recipient
Bois Forte Heritage Museum
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,700

An engineering professional conducted a review of the Bois Forte Heritage Center HVAC systems, their operation, capacity and capability to maintain tight temperature and humidity conditions. In addition, they presented recommendations for addressing current concerns and improving systems performance and efficiency.

St. Louis
Recipient
Southwest St Louis County Fair
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

The Floodwood Four Rivers Legacy Encampment Park will make its debut at the 2012 Southwest St Louis County Fair. Located on the banks of the Floodwood River, the encampment will consist of several live, interactive demonstrations and displays depicting early trades and activities that took place on the area rivers. Fair visitors will enjoy activities such as birch bark canoe building demonstrations, fur trading reenactments, Native American homestead displays, and early logging equipment displays and demonstrations.

St. Louis
Recipient
Minnesota Discovery Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,586

Self-guided interpretive markers were installed to facilitate public access to the Glen Location historic resource at the Minnesota Discovery Center. Illustrations support the text and the markers are placed so that the viewer can see the resource described. The well researched and historically accurate signage allows visitors to learn about the history of the site and the significance of each component of the site.

St. Louis
Recipient
Judy Garland Children's Museum
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,330

To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of the Gumm and Milne families in Minnesota.

Aitkin
Beltrami
Carlton
Hennepin
Itasca
Ramsey
St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000

To hire a qualified museum professional to conduct a general preservation needs assessment survey and long range collections preservation plan.

St. Louis
Recipient
Hibbing Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Equipment and supplies were purchased to digitize and preserve the Hibbing Historical Society's glass negative collection. The images and photographs, depicting the old town of Hibbing and mining industry scenes from the 1910s-20s, were then displayed on a web site.

The original negatives were cleaned, catalogued and stored in foam-lined archival boxes for preservation.

St. Louis
Recipient
Ely Greenstone Public Art Committee
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To install interpretive signs containing the history of mining in the Ely area.
St. Louis
Recipient
City of Duluth
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,900
To document in 10 interviews the history of the development of Interstate 35 through Duluth.
St. Louis
Recipient
Proctor Area Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified museum consultant to develop an interpretive plan for a railroad history gallery.
Carlton
Lake
St. Louis