Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,402
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.
Statewide
Beltrami
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
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.
Otter Tail
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,734

To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.

Beltrami
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,424
To add 104 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Beltrami
Recipient
Beltrami County Agricultural Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,783

To complete the interior display areas of the historically accurate Forestry Ranger Station. Exhibits will feature the early history of forest fire fighting, an account of forestry activity on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, draft horse logging equipment, lumberjack tools, and a tribute to Paul Bunyon. Additionally, funds will be used for a stage where speakers can tell stories and teach about forestry stewardship.

Beltrami
Recipient
Beltrami County History Center
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,978

To rehouse a collection of historic photographs in order to better preserve them.

Beltrami
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,607

An accurate, up-to-date digital catalog of records was created when the Beltrami County Historical Society purchased and implemented PastPerfect software to monitor and inventory it's collections. A contractor was hired to oversee the project. Three interns were trained to assist with data entry, inventory methods and artifact photography. Paper accession records were entered into the database and missing data on previously digitized records was inserted.

Beltrami
Recipient
MIGIZI Communications
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,490
To complete research on the impact of the Federal Urban Indian Relocation Program in Minneapolis.
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Goodhue
Hennepin
Mahnomen
Mille Lacs
Pine
Ramsey
Scott
Recipient
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$153,500

The Why Treaties Matter exhibit made possible by previous Legacy funding explores the relationships between Minnesota's Dakota and Ojibwe tribes and the United States Government. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Humanities Center will take the work and impact of the exhibit deeper by creating a curriculum to complement the exhibit.

Beltrami
Cass
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,896

To produce a new exhibit on early county healthcare, the Beltrami County Historical Society (BCHS) drew from primary records in local and state repositories and used the funds for the research and development phase of the exhibit. The exhibit follows the path of early healthcare in Beltrami County including traditional healing, the history of North Country Hospital and Lake Julia Sanatorium to dentistry.

Beltrami
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of the Fergus Falls State Hospital (Kirkbride).
Otter Tail
Recipient
Beltrami County Agricultural Association
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To construct an exhibit building adjacent to the fire tower now located on the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. The new building will replicate an authentic 1950s ranger station and will house an exhibit of Minnesota forest fire service activity, Ojibwa cultural history, a display of Paul Bunyan legends and artifacts, and space for historical, cultural and environmental education.

Beltrami
Recipient
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,696

To hire professional conservators to assess historically significant collections and write a long range preservation plan.

Otter Tail
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
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified museum consultant to develop a thematic concept plan for a woodland diorama.
Otter Tail
Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,067
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,995

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.

Beltrami
Cass
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Wadena
Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$186,486
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,268

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.

Beltrami
Cass
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Wadena
Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$129,042
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$129,042

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.

Beltrami
Cass
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Wadena
Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$91,281

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 $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.Kitchigami Regional Library (KRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in north central Minnesota.

Beltrami
Cass
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Wadena
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
As a strategic document, the Legacy Strategic Agenda (LSA) has four goals that build on achievements realized during the first five years of Legacy funding. Over the next four years, the LSA strategic priorities in education, grants, partnerships and unfamiliar stories will be acted on, measured and sustained at the community level. A dedicated LSA Collaborative representing a cross-section of the history community meets quarterly around the state to guide the work of LSA Priority Action Teams and to share successes.
Morrison
Otter Tail
Goodhue
Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$118,243
To analyze existing archaeological data from two cultural landscapes and interpret it for use among American Indian people through the creation of a manuscript and portal.
Beltrami
Recipient
Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,900

A Microfilm Scanner System and associated computer and software were purchased for the Museum. Staff and volunteers were trained in their uses. Improved image quality was immediately noticeable. The purchase enhances the overall plan to preserve local history in Otter Tail County.

Otter Tail
Recipient
New York Mills Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$850
To add 34 standard Minnesota history titles to broaden public accessibility.
Otter Tail
Recipient
Perham Area Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$789

The grant allowed them to add 34 new titles for the Minnesota History section of their library.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Fergus Falls Public Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$365

The grant enabled the Fergus Falls Public Library to supplement and fill gaps in their collection with 13 popular titles on Minnesota history. As the "reference center" for the Viking Library System they are often called upon to locate information on Minnesota, both for local people and those far afield who reach them via telephone or e-mail and the 13 titles they received would help fill them.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To hire a qualified museum consultant to create a detailed exhibit concept for a traveling exhibit about northwestern Minnesota's fur trade history.

Becker
Beltrami
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
Headwaters Science Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,279
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
Bemidji State University, Ojibwe Language Program
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,500
To record, transcribe, and translate Ojibwe language oral histories that will be used to augment Oshkaabewis Native Journal, and digitally add the journal and back issues to the Bemidji State University website.
Beltrami
Recipient
Red Lake Economic Development and Planning
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To convene an advisory group to determine next steps for promoting and preserving Red Lake history and the Ojibwe language.
Beltrami
Clearwater
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A secure online database for off-site historical records indexing was created by the Otter Tail County Historical Society. Existing databases were consolidated and imported to the new database. Web pages were created for trained volunteers to retrieve documents and enter indexing information. Staff is now better able to coordinate with volunteers who have electronic access to multiple finding aids via the internet.

Otter Tail
Recipient
Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,831
To record 20 interviews with people who shaped events related to the Cold War in eastern Otter Tail County
Otter Tail
Recipient
Red Lake Economic Development and Planning
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,204
To hire a qualified professional to assess the archival collections held by Red Lake Tribal Archives.
Beltrami
Clearwater
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,325
To provide better storage conditions and broaden public accessibility to photographic images in the collection.
Beltrami
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,664
To hire a qualified historian to research and develop materials for traveling exhibits.
Becker
Beltrami
Clay
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Pennington
Recipient
Viking Library System
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,519
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,519

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. Viking Library System (VLS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in central western Minnesota.

Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse
Recipient
Viking Library System
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,180
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,648

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. Viking Library System (VLS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in central western Minnesota.

Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse
Recipient
Viking Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,067
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,995

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.

Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse
Recipient
Viking Library System
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,237
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,202

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.

Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse
Recipient
Viking Library System
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,050
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,050

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.

Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse