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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.
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$865
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
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.

Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,837

Blue Earth County Historical Society added of 126 microfilm reels of the local newspapers: The Free Press, Lake Crystal Tribune, Lake Region Times, Maple River Messenger and The Land magazine.  These additions complete the collection with what is currently available through the Minnesota Historical Society's microfilm lab.

Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To purchase two microfilm reader/printers to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Recipient
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.
Recipient
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.
Recipient
Blue Earth County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To prepare an educational series honoring the Dakota People during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Sesquicentennial.

Recipient
Amboy Area Community Club
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000

The 1901 Dodd Ford Bridge, a significant contributor to the development of Amboy, was slated for replacement by Blue Earth County. Federal funds were sought by the County for the project. This initiated section 106 and 4(f) reviews, which concluded that it would be prudent and feasible to renovate the bridge on site. However, more specific data is required about the historic bridge renovation program and costs. The grant money assisted in funding the hire of a consultant to examine costs and methods to restore and preserve the 1901 Dodd Ford Bridge.

Recipient
Blue Earth County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,000

To obtain professional engineering design and development plan for the Dodd Ford Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 
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City of Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To survey historic properties in the Mankato City Center area broadening access to local history
Recipient
Rapidan Heritage Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,655

An interpretive exhibit was created with table displays using historically factual text and illustrative photographs and a short play was developed to tell the story of how the dam was built and its affect on the local people and economy. The exhibit counters negative impressions about the dam and provides little known information to the public. Research included files, papers and photographs from the BECHS, a local appeal in newspapers and on radio for personal accounts, Blue Earth county information and information from companies involved in the reconstruction of the dam in the 1980's.

Recipient
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
The Minnesota Main Street’s statewide coordinating program provides participating local Main Street organizations with training, tools, information, and networking.
Recipient
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.
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Library Services
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,498

199 issues of the monthly periodicals, The Student and The Mankatonian, from Mankato state Normal School (1888-1913) were digitzed to preserve them and make them more readily available to researchers, geneologists and the MN public at large.

Digitized copies were placed in the University Archives Digital Collections at Minnesota State University, Mankato and at the MN Reflections site as part of the Minnesota Digital Library.

Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Department of Anthropology
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,995
To hire qualified project personnel to evaluate the Nelson Site, a Late Woodland archaeological site, for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
City of Mankato
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified consultant to create historic preservation design guidelines for the North Front Street Commercial District.
Recipient
Minnesota State University, Mankato
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To print and publish a book on the history of Mankato's Wagon Wheel Café and its patrons.
Recipient
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,800
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey in an attempt to locate the lost Fort L'Huillier.