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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.
Recipient
City of Fergus Falls
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

The Fergus Falls Heritage Preservation commission, in cooperation with the Otter Tail County Historical Society, produced a brochure with the help of a qualified historian. The brochure consists of photographs, descriptions and maps to locate historically significant buildings and homes in the city. It was designed for use as a self-guided tour of the city's historical and architectural landmarks. The 40-page brochure is available through the Otter Tail County Historical Society, the Fergus Falls Heritage Preservation Commission and the Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Recipient
Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,800
To hire a historian to evaluate the Church of St. Stanislaus in Perham for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
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).
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.

Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,947
To conduct a geophysical and archaeological evaluation of Fort Juelson, resulting in completion of a Minnesota state site form and National Register nomination.
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.
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.
Recipient
Wadena County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
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.

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

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.

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.

Recipient
City of Fergus Falls
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To reprint the popular heritage tourism brochure to broaden access to historic resources in Fergus Falls
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide basic processing and rehousing of the photographic and negative collections of W.T. Oxley and Lloyd Oxley for public accessibility.
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,559

The most imminent threat to Phelps Mill, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is fire. If struck by lightning the wood frame building would be destroyed in minutes. Period photographs indicate that at least three lightning rods were on the mill as early as 1900. When the mill closed in 1939, the rods remained on the roof until 1965 when the county board purchased the site as a county park. Shortly thereafter, the rods were removed when the roof was repaired and shingles replaced.

Recipient
Prospect House Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To prepare a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Prospect House, currently used as a Civil War museum.
Recipient
City of Fergus Falls
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To survey and inventory potentially historic properties in one quarter of Fergus Falls
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
Recipient
Prospect House Museum
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,221
To hire a qualified professional to begin the American Association for State and Local History's StEPs self-assessment program.
Recipient
City of Henning
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
To hire a qualified historian to complete an evaluation to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for Trinity Lutheran Church, Henning, MN.
Recipient
Otter Tail County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,790

Funds used to address water infiltration of museum collections storage by improving exterior drainage.

Water from melting snow and rainfall has been leaking into the museum's agricultural wing artifact storage room and Main Street exhibit gallery due to inadequate drainage and insufficient landscaping on the building's north side.