Minnesota's Legacy

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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
Recipient
Denmark Township Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,999

To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the preservation of District No. 34 School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Dakota
Washington
Recipient
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
Recipient
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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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
Recipient
Friends of Historic Virginia Street Church
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Virginia Street Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
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Afton Historical Society and Museum
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,645

To hire a qualified conservator to restore a significant object in the museum's collections.

Washington
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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
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,375

To hire a qualified museum consultant to develop a disaster plan for the Afton Historical Society and Museum.

Washington
Recipient
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
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
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
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$131,031
MNHS is working to engage Twin Cities youth in programming in order to increase their interest in history and the Minnesota Historical Society. MNHS promotes and recruits diverse students for programs that engage them in understanding how public organizations present historical narratives. One of these programs is the American Indian Museum Fellowship program (above). The funds also provide logistical support for diversity outreach efforts, which includes having tables at events and community engagement activities.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
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
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,612
Partners: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU), University of Minnesota (U of M), Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools Through this program, partners are extending the reach of National History Day in Minnesota. MNHS professional staff members coordinate school services with an emphasis on support for students from diverse backgrounds. Higher education partnerships help build college readiness skills for middle and high school students and strengthen the mentoring skills of Minnesota college students.
Ramsey
Hennepin
Clay
Stearns
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,213
Partners: Northland Schools, Remer, and Washington Technology Magnet School, St. Paul Improving the educational achievement of Minnesota's students is a strategic priority for MNHS. The Educational Achievement initiative allows MNHS to create partnerships with two school districts
Ramsey
Cass
Recipient
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
Recipient
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
Recipient
Twin City Model Railroad Museum
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan for the history of technology in Minnesota model railroads.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Belwin Conservancy
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000

To hire a qualified historian to complete an evaluation to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for the George Metcalf property in Afton.

Washington
Recipient
Clearwater County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,999

To provide Clearwater County Historical Society with professional continuing education through a national museum training program.

Clearwater
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,465
In the third year of this project, MNHS staff continued to inventory and rehouse archaeological collections from Historic Fort Snelling. As part of MNHS involvement with the University of Minnesota's Heritage Collaborative, student interns spent the 2015 fall semester assisting project staff with inventory and research. Artifact data was shared with University faculty for use in their courses. To date, over 98,000 catalog records have been created, describing more than 180,000 artifacts recovered during archaeological excavations at Historic Fort Snelling.
Hennepin
Dakota
Ramsey
Recipient
American Aviation Heritage Foundation
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to produce a revised and expanded manuscript on the history of Northwestern Aeronautical Corporation.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$137,846
Through this partnership, U of M and ACTC students from diverse backgrounds explored the museum field and issues related to diversity and museums through a fall semester-long course for ACTC students and a spring semester course at the university, followed by a paid internship at MNHS, the Somali Museum of Minnesota, Mia, and other organizations.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
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
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Ramsey
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the White Bear Lake Armory.
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Ramsey County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,931
To monitor, assess, and make necessary changes to environmental controls at the museum sites.
Ramsey
Recipient
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
Recipient
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
Recipient
Friends for a Non-Violent World
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200

To transcribe oral history interviews on the history of peace and justice in Minnesota. .

Statewide
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota's Historic Northwest
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$94,718

To hire qualified consultants to develop a traveling exhibit on the fur trade in northwest Minnesota.

Becker
Beltrami
Clearwater
Kittson
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,000
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.
Ramsey
Rice
Stearns
Sherburne
Beltrami
Recipient
Minnesota Transportation Museum
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

To hire a qualified consultant to write an education plan for the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Washington
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,068
The Minnesota Historical Society and the Wilder Foundation worked with two new groups of existing and emerging community leaders in 2015 to enhance their ability to act on important community issues. During each six-month program, 245 participants explored neighborhood involvement and developed leadership skills to take effective community action.
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,081
MNHS and the Wilder Foundation worked together to provide greater access and awareness of MNHS resources to St. Paul neighborhoods through the Wilder Foundation's Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP). NLP is a six-month training program that has been supported by the Wilder Foundation for the past 20 years with nearly 800 program alumni. The purpose of NLP is to help existing and emerging leaders take action to improve their community. This year 29 people were accepted to the NLP program. Through visits to the Minnesota History Center, participants learned about the diverse history of St.
Ramsey
Recipient
Luther Seminary Foundation
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,500
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare planning documents that will help preserve the Norway Lutheran Church (Muskego), listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ramsey
Recipient
Hmong American Farmers Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To document in 10 oral history interviews the history of Hmong farmers in Minnesota.
Ramsey
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
Clearwater County Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500

To hire a qualified museum lighting professional to develop a museum lighting plan.

Clearwater