To hire a qualified architect to prepare a conditions assessment and planning documents for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, proposed to be used as a community center, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
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.
This initiative will share the stories of important historical cases and engage communities with the court system. Members of the Hispanic Bar Association will conduct oral interviews with select members, which will become part of a traveling exhibit in partnership with MNHS. Through this project, MNHS will assist the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association in advancing the goals of the Minnesota Legal Experience.
Hiring of a professional historian to complete research and documentation of an archaeological site of a Woodland Period fishing camp (1,000-3,000 years ago), in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
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.