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Twin City Model Railroad Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified exhibit consultants to create new interpretive and instructional signage for a museum exhibit.
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North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,130
To research context for a manuscript by then 16-year-old Leon Blehart about a 1915 hike from St. Paul to San Francisco.
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Saint Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To document in 5 to 7 interviews the many roles advocates play in helping victims to become successful survivors and helping to move society toward the elimination of abuse altogether.

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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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City of North St. Paul
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,950
To hire a consultant to conduct an intensive architectural survey of 1880s residential properties in North St. Paul.
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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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Ramsey County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600
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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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,135
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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City of St. Paul
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$820
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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City of Maplewood
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$925
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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Maplewood Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified consultants to develop an exhibit on 3M's history with the City of Maplewood.
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To make accessible primary records through a new microfilm reader/printer
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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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ALLY People Solutions
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,950
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript commemorating the 50th anniversary of ALLY People Solutions.
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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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Ramsey County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,259
Partner Organizations: Anoka County Historical Society, Dakota County Historical Society, Scott County Historical Society, and Ramsey County Historical Society Four county historical societies will begin a pilot program in 2015 to provide archaeology and cultural resource management outreach services to local history organizations in the seven-county metro area.The pilot project will address immediate needs of participating organizations, including public programming, data collection, collections care and staff training, while also providing valuable insight into long-term needs of local his
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Ramsey County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,976
To hire a qualified professional to assess the archival collections held by Ramsey County Historical Society.
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Cathedral Heritage Foundation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,341

To make the Cathedral of St. Paul archives more accessible to the public, the Cathedral heritage foundation undertook a two-step project to sort, organize, inventory and file their collections. The first step involved general cleaning and the reorganization of materials. All materials were re-housed in archival storage units. Inventory information was entered into PastPerfect. The second step of the project focused on the recruitment and training of volunteers folow up on and continue the new preservation/storage best practices.

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Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,973

The RCHS determined to gain intellectual and physical control over their historical collections documenting Ramsey County.

PastPerfect software was purchased and installed, and training was received by staff. An inventory technician was hired and trained to apply the software using best practice inventory methods. 2,306 artifacts (9% of the total inventory) were recorded and catalogued. The daily information was backed up and stored offsite.

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Ramsey County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996

Phase two of a project to improve intellectual control of the stored 3-D collections by contiuing the partial-inventory of artifacts. During this phase of the inventory 2,155 objects were recorded making the total number recorded so far 4,461 or approximately 18% of the objects to be inventoried. Information garnered during the process will aid the determination of the amount of storage needed and the supplies necessary for proper storage and preservation. Once complete, the inventory will aid exhibit planning and creation.

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Minnesota Newspaper Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis of visitors during the State Fair.
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Beth El Foundation of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
To hire a qualified historian to research the history of Beth El Synagogue in Minnesota.
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Bethel University Digital Library
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,800
To digitize The Clarion, the Bethel University's student newspaper, 1983-2007, for increased public access.
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East Side Neighborhood Development Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The ESNDC developed a 39-minute audio/video tour of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a distinctive natural landscape on the Mississippi River floodplain on St. Paul's East Side. Experts were asked to advise on the project and then narrate a specific tour stop using their expertise to comment on aspects of its ecological history and/or cultural value.

The tour was publicized on the Lower Phalen Creek Project website, on the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Facebook page and in the local nespaper.

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Lower Phalen Creek Project
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,000
To research and develop a plan for interpreting the history, culture and American Indian astronomical significance of Wakan Tipi/Carver’s Cave
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Science Museum of Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,988
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct an inventory of archaeological plant remains from an Oneota village near Red Wing.
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Minnesota Museum of American Art
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,356
To fully catalog the museum's inventoried collection that documents the history of art in Minnesota under the direction of a qualified museum registrar.
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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.

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Historic Saint Paul
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified historic preservation specialist to assess potential impacts on and reuses for up to five buildings along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line.
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Central High School Parent Advisory Council
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified historian to research the 150-year history of St. Paul's Central High School.
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to stabilize the structural system of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To upgrade the museum security system of the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as recommended in a conservation assessment program report
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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,670

This is the third installment of a project to purchase microfilmed Minnesota city directories to add to the Minnesota Genealogical Society's research collection. Eighty-one rolls of microfilm, covering the post-1930's period, were acquired this time.

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Ramsey County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996

To gain physical and intellectual control through a professional inventory of approximately 3,800 objects documenting Ramsey County history.

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Ramsey County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,996
To inventory approximately 1,900 objects documenting Ramsey County history.
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Minnesota Museum of American Art
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,660

To gain physical and intellectual control through a professional inventory of remaining uninventoried museum collections.

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Minnesota Aviation History and Education Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,642
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,642
To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a collections management policies and procedures document.
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Minnesota Museum of American Art
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,654
To improve to museum standards the storage of artwork documenting Minnesota history.