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Recipient
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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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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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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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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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.
Recipient
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
City of Saint Paul (Parks and Recreation)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,000
To hire qualified professionals to repair the Como Park Streetcar Pedestrian Bridge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Friends of Historic Virginia Street Church
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Virginia Street Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Hamline Church United Methodist
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified professional to write a conditions assessment of Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide an engineering assessment of an 1887 National Register of Historic Places property's environmental system
Recipient
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$153,500

The Why Treaties Matter exhibit made possible by previous Legacy funding explores the relationships between Minnesota's Dakota and Ojibwe tribes and the United States Government. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Humanities Center will take the work and impact of the exhibit deeper by creating a curriculum to complement the exhibit.

Recipient
James J. Hill Reference Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$220,000
To improve public accessibility at the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Recipient
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To restore siding on the Charles P. Noyes Cottage (Fillebrown House), which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Recipient
Friends of Fort Snelling (Fort Snelling State Park Assn.)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,900

An illustrated, self-guided tour booklet was developed and produced that describes Fort Snelling during the WWII years. The guide contains many photos of historic and current views and the sketch maps are easy to follow to locate the identified sites. Approximately 200 copies were distributed to libraries, cultural institutions, participants in the Upper Post redevelopment process, The Veterans Administration Hospital, services organizations and the MN soldiers Home.

A web hosted version was made available for a free download from the Friends of Fort Snelling website.

Recipient
Germanic-American Institute
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,162
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the repair of the roof of the Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and headquarters of the Germanic-American Institute.
Recipient
Concordia University (Library)
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,285
To hire a qualified professional to conduct a preservation assessment survey of an art collection.
Recipient
Germanic-American Institute
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
To hire a historical architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the George Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and currently in use by the Germanic-American Institute.
Recipient
City of Maplewood
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,800
To conduct an archaeological survey of the Gladstone Railroad Shops site using ground-penetrating radar preparatory to a masterplan
Recipient
Minnesota Landmarks
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

Evaluated the status of the 110-year old north and south tower roofs on Landmark Center, the "Old Federal Court's Building" in downtown St. Paul. It is located at 75 W. Fifth St., anchoring the beautiful and historic Rice Park. The building was the first building in Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and it was extensively renovated in the 1970s to provide for a new use as an arts and cultural center for the community.

Recipient
East Side Freedom Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report for the former Arlington Hills Branch Library, a Carnegie Library listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Charles Thompson Memorial Hall
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help preserve the Charles Thompson Memorial Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Hamline United Methodist Church
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500

To hire a professional historian to complete research and documentation of the Hamline United Methodist Church building, in preparation for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Recipient
Minnesota Transportation Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a consultant to write a Historic Structure Report for the Jackson Street Roundhouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Saint Paul Historic Preservation Commission
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The St. Paul Historic Preservation Commission hired a qualified consultant to complete the local Historic Preservation Site Designation form for the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company Historic District. After commission review and a public hearing the proposed historic district was recommended for approval to the St. Paul City Council. The City Council adopted the Jacob Schmidt Brewing Company Historic District as a Heritage Preservation Site along with the Preservation Program. The ordinance was adopted in July, 2011.

Recipient
James J. Hill Reference Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,000
To repair and replace windows at the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed on the National Register.
Recipient
James J. Hill Reference Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,300
To restore and abate water infiltration of the marble entrance stairs on the James J. Hill Reference Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Historic Saint Paul
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified consultants to conduct an architectural survey of Macalester Park for possible local designation or inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
City of Maplewood
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,500
To hire a qualified historian to conduct a historic context study for the City of Maplewood.
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$965,841
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$965,841

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is a federated regional public library system in the Twin Cities Metro Area in central Minnesota.

Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,383,133
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,362,900

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$996,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$955,296

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,141,083
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,141,083

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Recipient
Minnesota State Fair Foundation
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,780
To conduct a general preservation assessment survey of the Minnesota State Fair archival materials and artifacts in the public history museum.
Recipient
Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & HoH Minnesotans
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

A National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Nomination was prepared and submitted for the Charles Thompson Memorial Hall located in St. Paul, MN. The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH) hired two qualified professional historical consultants to prepare the nomination.

Recipient
Artspace Projects, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,000
To replace the roof and windows and upgrade the interior of the historic Northern Warehouse for use as an affordable mixed-use space, located in the Lowertown Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Luther Seminary Foundation
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,500
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare planning documents that will help preserve the Norway Lutheran Church (Muskego), listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Luther Seminary Foundation
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to develop a Historic Structure Report that will help with the restoration of Norway Lutheran Church, St. Paul, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Aeon
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
To repoint masonry work on the O'Donnell Shoe Company Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Recipient
Science Museum of Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,150
To hire qualified professionals to complete an ethnobotanical inventory of the Crites/Sheffield Site, St. Croix Valley.