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Chinese American Academic and Professional Association in MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To add to the known history of the Chinese experience in Minnesota in the years 1911-2011, the CAAPAM conducted oral history interviews of Chinese Americans to gather information about their memories of immigration and settlement in Minnesota in relation to historical events happening in the homeland after 1970.

The interviewees were chosen to represent diverse periods, backgrounds, lengths of residency and professions.

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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 Stillwater
2015 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.
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American Craft Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,575
To document in eight oral history interviews the history of the St. Croix Valley Potters.
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Stillwater Public Library
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,945
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
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Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,999
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
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Arcola Mills Historic Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,784
To hire qualified consultants to evaluate the John and Martin Mower House and Arcola Mill Site for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Marine Restoration Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,389

75 photographs were selected from among thousands that were taken by John W.G. Dunn of the St. Croix river valley between the 1890's and 1941. The Marine Restoration Society contracted with Tomy O'Brien Jr. to review all Dunn photographs and to identify those photographs that were best deserving of greater historical interpretation. The locations of the photographs were researched, a list with information for each photograph was compiled and the selected photos were geocoded to aid future researchers.

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Washington County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,952
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis for Washington County Historical Society.
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City of Stillwater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,900
To hire qualified consultants to conduct a reuse study of the Moritz Bergstein Shoddy Mill and Warehouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Afton Historical Society and Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,990
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
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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.
Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The AHS hired part-time, temporary staff to input data into their PastPerfect collections management system. This was Phase II of a cataloging project and the data had been gathered during Phase I of the project. AHS exceeded their goal by cataloging more than the estimated 1393 objects.

Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990
To upgrade collections catalog from paper to PastPerfect Museum Software
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Afton Historical Society and Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,941
To complete a full catalog of artifacts in the Afton History Museum under the direction of a qualified museum registrar in order to provide full access to the public.
Recipient
Afton Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The Afton Historical Society (AHS) staff performed a wall-to-wall baseline inventory of 10,020 items, counting and locating each item.  This number includes all components of 6206 line items documented on the inventory forms.  Items inventoried include materials from the permanent collections, historical property that originated with the building, and consumable items/materials used in programming (PUMs) or for education.  

Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,992

Entering inventory level information, photographing, marking & cataloging 823 items into PastPerfect.

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
Marine Restoration Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,999

To document the change in historic resources in the St. Croix River Valley based on 85 photographs by John W.G. Dunn.

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The Bakken Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop and design an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minnesota.
Recipient
The Bakken Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minneapolis.
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
To improve management of archival materials through proper storage.
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Afton Historical Society and Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,944
To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
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City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to write an
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City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of the Stillwater Fire Department.
Recipient
City of Stillwater
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,260
To develop a plan for the immediate stabilization and long term preservation of the remaining rear wall of the Hersey & Bean Planing Mill
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City of Stillwater
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,750
To create and make available 14 podcasts for greater public access to Stillwater's historic resources.
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City of Afton
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,850
To hire a consultant to review the City of Afton's existing design guideline ordinance for the historic Old Village area and develop an updated, illustrated set of design guidelines for Old Village historic properties.
Recipient
Afton Historical Society and Museum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,200
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of Afton Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a qualified consultant to perform an assessment of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the White Bear Lake Armory.
Recipient
Jackson County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,006
To microfilm newspapers from Jackson, Pipestone, and Ramsey Counties to broaden public accessibility.
Recipient
Washington County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,390

More than 40 reels of 8mm film were shot by the prolific photographer John Runk of his home down during 1947 through 1954. These films depict life in the Stillwater area post-World War Two and were donated to the Washington County Historical Society by Runk himself.

The project received an MHS Grants-in-Aid award in 2008 to enable the transfer of the raw 8mm film footage to digital tape and DVD.

MHCG funding allowed John Runk's little known motion pictures to be more broadly accessible to the public through edited down highlights in DVD format.

Recipient
Stillwater Public Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505
To preserve and make accessible the library's historic photo collection.
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City of Afton
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified consultants to evaluate several properties in Afton for possible designation as local historic landmarks.
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,325

The schooner-barge, Madeira, sank off the coast of Minnesota in Lake Superior on November 28, 1905. The GLSPS created an interpretive display to tell the story of this significant wreck that prompted the construction of the Split Rock Lighthouse in 1910. The bollards and attached deck section were salvaged from the wreck and were cleaned and repaired by volunteers to be used in the display. A durable concrete base was constructed, the artifacts moved into place and secured, and interpretive signage (appropriate to the park) was fabricated and installed.

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City of Marine on St. Croix
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,320
To complete stabilization and rehabilitation of the masonry foundation of the Marine Engine House and Village Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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City of Marine on St. Croix
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A qualified historical architect was contracted to prepare a Historic Structures Report for the Marine Village Hall in downtown Marine on the St. Croix. The Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has served as housing for government offices since it's 1888 construction. The completed Report provides the building history as well as a comprehensive analysis of its structural integrity. It also provides professional guidance for assessment and prioritization of future preservation efforts.

Recipient
Stillwater Public Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$847

The Stillwater Public Library added 27 standard Minnesota history titles to augment their collection in the St. Croix reference collection and in their circulating collection.

Recipient
Washington County Library
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,700

The Library needed to build a more robust collection of Minnesota history books throughout all nine branches that would support it's programs.  There are several specific content areas for programs including the Civil War, diversifying populations, environmental heritage and cultural heroes and institutions.  227 items were purchased and made available at all nine branches of the Washington County Library System either directly in the collection or by delivery to the branch.