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Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$575
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 Litchfield
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
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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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
Paynesville Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,820
To provide better organization of archival materials which will allow the public greater access to the community
Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,910
To fabricate and install a historical marker for the Battle of Acton fought September 3, 1862.
Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust using PastPerfect.

Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,811
To fully catalog 2,892 objects documenting Meeker County history for better public access under the direction of a qualified museum registrar.
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McLeod County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,100
To hire a qualified professional to construct an appropriate support for a significant collections piece.
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City of Litchfield
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,500
To hire qualified professionals to repair masonry on the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Hall, now part of the Meeker County Historical Society's museum facilities, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Dassel Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,900
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate how well the current system controls the museum environment.
Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Greater Litchfield Opera House Association contracted with an experienced historical architect to design and create a work plan to properly guide interior restoration and preserve remaining historic fabric of the Litchfield Opera House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A set of interior planning documents were developed for a final report. It will be used for future restoration work.

"The restoration of the Litchfield Opera House is a communityy project involving hundreds of people of all ages, talents and beliefs."

Recipient
Dassel Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,298
To fabricate and install an exhibit on the history of seed corn.
Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

MCHS accomplished more than the stated goal to finish the inventory of the remaining half of an estimated 8000+ items. A total of 17,000 items were inventoried. The MCHS now has a more accurate and complete resource for access and control of the collections.

 

Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate current system preparatory to better control of the Litchfield Opera House, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,893
To create restrooms that meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements in the Litchfield Opera House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$208,298
To complete stabilization and rehabilitation of the exterior envelope of the Litchfield Opera House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and used as a community space.
Recipient
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$115,000

Completed exterior masonry preservation and rebuild missing entrance column of the Litchfield Opera House which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building envelope is experiencing disintegrating and spalling masonry, cracks in mortar joints and walls, and possible water intrusion.  The project restored the physical and visual integrity of the masonry envelope and remove safety threats caused by the unstable parapet.

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Recipient
City of Litchfield
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To record structures in the original 1869 plat of the Village of Litchfield.

Recipient
Litchfield Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To enable public access to primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer.
Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,995

Approximately 4315 items out of a total of 8000+ were counted and documented in the first phase of a two-part project involving the MCHS's permanent collections. Among the many expected outcomes of the inventory were the establishment of a benchmark to aid future plans, improved accessability to the objects and a more accountable stewardship of the items within the collections.

Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,230
To research and analyze the few existing dugout canoes in the State of Minnesota.
Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,197
To add 43 standard Minnesota history titles to broaden public accessibility.
Recipient
City of Litchfield
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To further public access to the Litchfield Commercial Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Recipient
Paynesville Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,930
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of underserved populations in the Paynesville area.
Recipient
Meeker County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,982
To update the security system at the Litchfield G.A.R. Hall and the Meeker County Historical Society Museum.