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Recipient
City of Carver
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,110
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
Carver County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$585
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
Carver County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,825
To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,140
To restore and stabilize the foundation of the Andrew Peterson Farmstead Barn, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, to be eventually reused as a public park facility.
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,265
To document and inventory archaeological resources at the Phylliss Wheatley Community Center in Carver County
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Chaska Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To hire a qualified professional to research the effect of changing technologies on Chaska residents, preparatory to designing and installing an exhibit.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,500
To acquire professional services to prepare an interpretive plan for public access to history and cultural heritage of the Andrew Peterson Farmstead, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,155
To hire a qualified conservator to restore a significant collections piece.
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
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
Three Rivers Park District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,300
To fabricate and install an exhibit granting greater public access to the history of Grimm alfalfa.
Recipient
City of Chaska
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,610

The city hired a qualified historian to research and prepare materials for a Guide highlighting the historic resources of the city. The goal of the project was to make residents and visitors more aware and more appreciative of the historical and cultural significance of downtown Chaska's buildings. They include a National Register Historic District (Walnut Street), seven buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 50 buildings listed on the Local Register.

Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,989
To hire qualified consultants to evaluate submerged cultural resources in Lake Minnetonka for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,997
To conduct a marine archaeology survey of shipwrecks in Lake Minnetonka.
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,998
To conduct a side and down imaging remote sensing survey of Upper Lake Minnetonka to recognize submerged cultural resources.
Recipient
Maritime Heritage Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,003
To determine the nature of objects discovered through marine archaeology research in Lake Waconia.
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
Library Foundation of Carver County
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,228

The Minnesota History Bookshelf grant enabled the Carver County Library to add 47 new volumes of Minnesota History to their history collections. These volumes are housed primarily at their largest branch in Chanhassen and their newest branch in Norwood Young America. The primary purpose in adding these new volumes is to enhance their existing collection of Minnesota history books for History Day students using their Chanhassen Library and to create a more accessible location of Minnesota history books for residents living in western Carver County at their Norwood Young America branch.

Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
To create five Carver County entries for the MNopedia project for online research.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
The grant provided research, writing and editing of five selected articles to be published at www.mnopedia.org. The topics chosen were: Crystal Sugar of Chaska, the Watertown Bell factory, the 1965 Floods, the Little Rapids Fur Post and the Waconia Patriot. By adding content on Carver County history to this resource, Carver County Historical Society provides a more complete collection of their history and allows their organization to share and interpret our local history with a much broader audience.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To preserve wood components of the north barn, a contributing feature of the Andrew Peterson Farmstead, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Two storms in July and August of 2010 caused the east wall and gables of the historic North Peterson Barn, a structure on the Andrew Peterson Farmstead listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to collapse. The already deteriorating barn required stabilization to preserve what remained for eventual restoration. The firm of Hansen Hometech was contracted to carry out the stabilizing process.

Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,999

Two storms in July/August of 2010 caused the east wall and gable ends of the historic Peterson North Barn to collapse. The barn was stabilized in October of 2010. The owner and the Friends of the Peterson Barn were advised to quicky develop a phased plan for reconstruction to prevent further damage. A qualified historical architect was hired to undertake the planning and design work with the ultimate goal of restoring the building to it's original appearance.

Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To rehouse a collection of historic photographs in order to better preserve them.

Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,394
To rehouse and store according to archival standards 2,000 photographs documenting Carver County history.
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,786

Having current and accurate data on historic and archaeological sites is important to understanding our past and to preserving Minnesota’s history for future generations. In 2010-2011, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded contracts for these survey projects:

Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,800
To improve security and storage for significant military artifacts
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,752

To create and implement curricula that meets Minnesota Education Standards and enables more thorough student access to veteran's history.

The Carver County Historical Society proposed to develop educational programs that would more fully utilize the newly redesigned Veterans Gallery. The programs were developed through a two-stage process. The first stage, developed for this grant, was fact finding in cooperation with Carver County educators. The second stage, would be program development.

Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,850
The Carver County Historical Society website (www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety.org) was completely redesigned to reflect the community expressed need for the ability to research local history. This included, newspaper indexing, photo research, plat maps/GIS, historic properties, National Register information, and local resources.
The surveys sent to member reinforced their desire to be able to research online. More than 90% of respondents asked for access to research photos. Another 80% asked for plat map access.
Recipient
Carver County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To begin restoration of the North Barn on the Andrew Peterson Farmstead, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.