Minnesota's Legacy

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Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,771

A prominent county courthouse, a Depression-era school building, an iconic Modern ice-cream stand, and a Northern Minnesota lakeside overlook are among the diverse sites named to the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 2010 list of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.

A photographic exhibit featuring the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2010 was created with MHCG funds and displayed at museums, libraries, and other public places statewide throughout the year.

Ramsey
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Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,076

779 audiotapes of Senate committee hearings were converted digital format, and a web page was created to access the online versions via the Legislative Web Site.  As a result, complete digital access of committee hearings and floor debates are available for both bodies back to 2004.  Important legislative debate is available to Internet users, regardless of the time of day or their locations.

Ramsey
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Macalester College
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

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

Ramsey
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Renville County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,239
To add 157 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
Renville
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,232
To add 119 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Ramsey
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Maplewood Area Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,614

To hire qualified consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of 3M in Maplewood.

Ramsey
Washington
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Granite Falls Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,800

To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for the Andrew J. Volstead House, a National Historic Landmark.

Chippewa
Renville
Yellow Medicine
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,750

In 2006, Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) purchased an additional 1.5 acres of the original Gibbs farmstead located adjacent to the existing Gibbs Museum property in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.  This purchase provided the impetus for updating and expanding the interpretive programs at Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life and creating a new master plan and landscape plan for the Museum. 

Ramsey
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,979

To hire a qualified professional to process three archival collections held by Ramsey County Historical Society.

Ramsey
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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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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
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,378

To digitize a collection of glass plate negatives, allowing for greater public access to this historic resource.

Ramsey
Washington
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Capitol Region Watershed District
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150

To document in 15-20 oral history interviews the history of the Capitol Region Watershed District.

Ramsey
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Cass Gilbert Society, Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,100

The Cass Gilbert Society website was expanded and upgraded with special emphasis on the buildings and other works of Cass Gilbert. Previously the site featured 40 works. That number has been doubled to 80 works. All are illustrated with historic and/or contemporary photographs. All are linked to published references and/or online resources. A major innovation was the development and incorporation of a searchable database for the featured works. As more featured works are added, they will be incorporated into the searchable database.

Ramsey
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East Side Freedom Library
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of the Arlington Hills Public Library building.

Ramsey
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To upgrade the museum security system of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as recommended in a conservation assessment program report
Ramsey
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Mitchell Hamline School of Law
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600

To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.

Ramsey
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City of Walters
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified architect to conduct a condition assessment of the Walters Jail, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Faribault
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Public Art Saint Paul
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000

To hire a qualified conservator to restore a significant monument in St. Paul.

Ramsey
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Winona County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200

To create 3 Winona County entries for the MNopedia project for online research.

Winona
Dakota
Goodhue
Houston
Ramsey
Wabasha
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Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide an engineering assessment of an 1887 National Register of Historic Places property's environmental system
Ramsey
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City of Falcon Heights
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,136

To design, produce, and install two historical markers at Curtiss Field, City of Falcon Heights.

Ramsey
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Maplewood Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,950
To draft and implement a comprehensive interpretive plan
Ramsey
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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
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Minnesota Museum of American Art
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To convert analog slides of collections images to digital, allowing for greater public access to these historic resources.

Statewide
Ramsey
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Science Museum of Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$126,196

To provide better organization of archaeological collections, allowing for greater public access to historic resources.

Goodhue
Ramsey
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Aeon
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
To repoint masonry work on the O'Donnell Shoe Company Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,272
Improving the educational achievement of Minnesota's students is a strategic priority for MNHS. The Educational Achievement initiative allows MNHS to create partnerships with three school districts--one rural, one suburban and one urban--and evaluate how a variety of educational programs measurably improve student achievement across multiple grade levels over multiple years.
Ramsey
Cass
Hennepin
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Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,317
MNHS strives to attract high school interns from underrepresented communities to encourage engagement and diversify the institution. Legacy funds supported four high school-age gallery assistants in spring 2016. These students received professional on-the-job experience interacting with visitors in the History Center galleries and at public events. Students contributed more than 300 hours to MNHS. Fifty percent of these students were from communities of color. The Summer Legacy program supported four gallery assistants, beginning in FY16 and continuing into FY17.
Ramsey
Hennepin
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Germanic-American Institute
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$136,300

To hire qualified professionals to replace the roof on the George W. Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and home of the Germanic-American Institute.

Ramsey
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City of Maplewood
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500

To hire qualified consultants to research and develop interpretive signage on the Gladstone Savanna in Ramsey County.

Ramsey
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Minnesota Landmarks
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Evaluated the status of the 110-year old north and south tower roofs on Landmark Center, the "Old Federal Court's Building" in downtown St. Paul. It is located at 75 W. Fifth St., anchoring the beautiful and historic Rice Park. The building was the first building in Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and it was extensively renovated in the 1970s to provide for a new use as an arts and cultural center for the community.

Ramsey
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Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$132,889
Through this partnership, University of Minnesota and ACTC students from diverse backgrounds explored the museum field and issues related to diversity and museums during a semester-long course followed by a paid internship. The program also engages students in discussions on the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs. The class is offered in the fall for ACTC students and as a spring semester course at the University of Minnesota.
Hennepin
Ramsey
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Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,125

To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an architectural study of Hotel Sacred Heart, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Renville
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Hamline United Methodist Church
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the Hamline United Methodist Church building, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey
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Rondo Avenue, Inc.
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to research the history of St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood, in preparation for future exhibit panels.

Ramsey
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Mitchell Hamline School of Law
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Ramsey
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Celtic Junction Arts Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,339

To document in 13 oral history interviews the history of Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Hennepin
Ramsey
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Grassroots Culture
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,870

The model for Minnesota bluegrass has changed from attending stage shows to community involvement. Once a part of Country Music, it became allied with the folk music revival, and the repertoire changed. Eleven experienced bluegrass music participants were interviewed who reflect on the evolution of Minnesota Bluegrass music, as well as the changes in how the music is accessed. The interviews reveal specifics of the structure of bluegrass performance, business and sociability as they evolved from the end of WWII to the current scene.

Ramsey
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Office of the Revisor of Statutes
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make publicly accessible Minnesota Rules, 1982-2007, as digital web-based content.
Ramsey