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Brown County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,026
To hire qualified project staff to research the availability of Brown County depredation claims from 1863.
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Nicollet County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,357
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.
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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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Brown County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Brown County Historical Society's microfilm reader/printer has long been obsolete and often requires repair becoming difficult and more costly.
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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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Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Sleepy Eye Area foundation retained the architectural services of Engan and Associates Architects to develop a reuse plan with construction estimates for the restoration of the Berg Hotel.

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Sleepy Eye Area Foundation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To acquire professional services in conducting a Phase I archaeological investigation preparatory to further historic preservation work on the Berg Hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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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
Recipient
Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a roof assessment for the historic New Ulm Post Office, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and home of the Brown County Historical Society.
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Brown County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,513

The project addressed a long standing need for more, better organized collections storage space for the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) .

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Brown County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,836
To fabricate and install an exhibit based on considerable research and consultation with numerous stakeholders about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 for the 150th observance in August 2012.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato (Department of Anthropology)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,770
To provide better organization of archaeological collections, allowing for greater public access to historic resources.
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City of Hanska
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Liberal Union Hall Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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New Ulm Turnverein
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,140
To conserve and stabilize the historic murals in Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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New Ulm Turnverein
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,000
To conserve and stabilize five historic murals significant to German-American history in New Ulm Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,664
To hire consultants to develop an exhibit on Dakota culture and history.
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Township of Milford
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
To have the District #50 School, currently serving as Milford Township Hall, evaluated for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Wanda Gag House Association
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,757

Three original mid-20th-century works of art by Flavia Gag were restored and properly exhibited. 

Flavia Gag (1907-1978) was the sister of Wanda Gag, the well-known children’s literature author (Millions of Cats) and artist.
Flavia's books and her paintings were eclipsed by her more famous sister, Wanda, but Flavia developed her own style and medium,
which was unlike either her father (Anton Gag) or her sister.

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City of New Ulm
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire qualified professionals to write a structural assessment of the Frederick W. Kiesling House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To install climate control and update electrical wiring and plumbing in the Grand Hotel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and reused as a community arts center.
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Brown County
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system preparatory to better control of the Brown County Historical Society museum environment.
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Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,620
To create two markers to commemmorate the 150th anniversary of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.
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New Ulm Battery, Inc
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To hire a qualified historian to research the history of the New Ulm Battery since 1863.
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Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,101
To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Brown County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
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Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified interpretive specialist to develop an interpretive plan for the history along 287 miles of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway.
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The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Inc.
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To research and produce a script for living history performances in the New Ulm area.
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New Ulm Public Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,405
To add 104 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
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Brown County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,891
To grant access to an iconic and significant artifact of New Ulm’s heritage, a popcorn wagon, for interpretive programs at the object's original area of usage.
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Brown County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,350

Restoration of the brick walls, wood beams and wood floor; and re-purposing of the pan lighting in an exhibit area.

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New Ulm Turnverein
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified professional to assess windows for future preservation on the New Ulm Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,156

The Society purchased PastPerfect 4.0 software to track and record accessions. Previously, these records were kept in a hand-written logbook. To begin the process of reviewing and inventorying the collections, the artifacts were first re-organized and the storage rooms were thoroughly cleaned. Materials were divided and organized to be stored in two areas with different but appropriate temperature and humidity levels. The net result is the collections are in order, the storage spaces are clean and their environments moderated and staff is more able to accurately locate artifacts.

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Minnesota German-Bohemian Heritage Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To document in twelve oral history interviews the history of German Bohemians in Brown County, Minnesota.
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New Ulm Turnverein
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
To improve accessibility with an elevator for Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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New Ulm Turnverein
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995
To hire an architect to develop plans for handicap access and increased collections storage that meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.
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Brown County
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,760
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an architectural study of the windows in the Brown County Historical Society building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Brown County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,130
To hire a qualified consultant to research World War I in Brown County for a future exhibit.