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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.

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1854 Treaty Authority
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,692

To evaluate and survey archaeological resources by the Grand Portage and Bois Forte Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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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.

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Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,720

The Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minnesota Humanities Center hosted a series of listening sessions and posted an online survey to obtain public input on how the Arts and Cultural Heritage funds should be spent. 

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Northfield Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

With the grant the Northfield Public Library was able to research, write and published a centennial history of the Northfield Carnegie Library entitled "Everlasting Influences:  The Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Public Library 1910-2010."

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Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$660

To add 22 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records

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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
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Clearwater County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$673

Grant was used to purchase 24 microfilm rolls of the local newspapers in Clearwater County and fill in from neighboring counties newspapers.

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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.
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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,994

Minnesota Genealogical Society purchased 147 rolls of microfilm from FamilySearch/GSU. This is their complete collection of county marriage records for Hennepin (1853-1918) and Ramsey (1850-1917).

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McLeod County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,701
To add 63 rolls of microfilmed primary records to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
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Redwood Falls Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,041

With the grant the Redwood Falls Public Library purchased 122 rolls of microfilm for newspapers published in Redwood County for Belview, Delhi, Lamberton, Lucan and Milroy.

Quote from their final report:

“The very day we added the new microfilm to the genealogy room it was used by an excited patron researching Milroy baseball.  It was a treat to see her delight and to also know that we were meeting her needs as well as the needs of many more to come thanks to the Legacy Grant and its additions to our collection.”

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Minnesota State University, Mankato - Library Services
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,691

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant allowed the Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato to acquire 17 new manuscript collections and fill in gaps for 3 additional collections.

The primary mission of the Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato is to support the curriculum of the University, with the secondary mission being to serve as a regional information center for the residents of southern Minnesota.  The Legacy grant made possible the acquisition of Minnesota focused microfilm that will have an enduring value to both the campus and the region.

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Becker County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$334
To add 12 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Freeborn County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,954
To add 277 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Itasca County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,303
To add 84 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records in honor of its 60th anniversary
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New Ulm Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,966

The New Ulm Public Library expanded its microfilm collection to add 258 rolls of microfilmed local newspapers covering most of the 19th and 20th centuries, all of which were absent in their previous collection. This greatly increases free and full access to both researchers and the general public to these primary records.

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Prairieland Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To add 275 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records
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Dassel Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$469

With the grant the Dassel Area Historical Society purchased 17 rolls of microfilm for local newspapers published in Meeker County covering Dassel.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,342

In order to implement its Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) projects, the Minnesota Historical Society hired an ACHF Program Coordinator to oversee the program administration. The Society also made investments to support administration of the grants program and to fund expanded financial management and administrative functions. By carefully managing its costs, the Society has adhered to the legislative mandate that institutions not spend more than 2.5 percent on administrative expenses.

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Cokato Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,494

The grant allowed the Cokato Historical Society to hire a vendor to scan 817 8x10 glass plate negatives from the Gust Akerlund Photographic Studio's negative collection, housed at the Cokato Museum. The total size of the Akerlund Negative Collection is 14,017 images. Of that amount, 11,552 are of the rare and fragile glass plate negative variety.

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Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,890

Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota.

One activity from this curriculum allows students to create an Ojibwe shoulder bag. In another activity, students create a winter count, a tool used by the Dakota to record key historical events.

Recipient
Rockford Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,880

The Ames-Florida-Stork House, built in 1861, remains the oldest structure in the town of Rockford, MN and contains the belongings of two families who originally settled the area. As with all buildings, the house has suffered deterioration due to weather and time. Replacing the roof and repairing the soffit and facia ensures no further interior damage would occur.

Recipient
St. Stephen's Human Services
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,700
To document in 9 interviews the homeless experience in Minnesota outside of the metropolitan area
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Chisago County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To upgrade the museum environmental controls in the 1879 Gustaf Anderson House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the 1899 Berg Hotel, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
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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. 

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Sherburne County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,650
To improve collections care and management through proper storage
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Asian Media Access (AMA)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A total of 19 interviews of Asian American-Pacific Islander immigrants were conducted in English and selected Asian Languages. The project successfully  captured information about their immigration history, settling  experience and their memories in relationships to historical events in North Minneapolis. Eight of the interviews were recorded with a digital video camcorder then the interviews were transcribed by language specialists, then translated into English.

The summary, transcripts and video recording will be preserved and made broadly accessible through:

Recipient
Stearns History Museum
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,610
To provide an engineering assessment of the museum's 1983 environmental systems
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Friends of B'nai Abraham
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,826

To repoint masonry and preserve windows of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue, undergoing rehabilitation for use as a community center. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Friends of B'nai Abraham
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,994

To restore the prominent fifty-square foot stainglass window above the facility's front entrance

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Brown County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,939
To install eight digital cameras to provide proper security for the public and collections while increasing customer service efficiency among the limited number of staff and volunteers
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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.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Transportation
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$235,131
To restore the WPA stone wall of the Cascade River Wayside, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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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

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Becker County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,418
To catalog and rehouse approximately 3500 manuscripts items
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Prairie Skyline Foundation, Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To hire consultants to measure feasibility of publicly-desired operational models for its facility as an arts and community center, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Federal ID 41-184644

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Cook County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,987
To create and install an exhibit about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Cook County
Recipient
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.