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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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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,522
To research and write two articles about Jewish migration and denominations for MNopedia: Minnesota Encyclopedia.
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Independent School District #659
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,994
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of Northfield Public Schools, 1855-2010.
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Independent School District #659
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified professional to complete a manuscript on the history of the Northfield public schools.
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Prairie Creek Community School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
To hire a qualified professional to take grant-funded research materials and write a manuscript on the history of Prairie Creek Community School.
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Dakota County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To provide basic processing and rehousing of archival materials documenting Lockheed Martin and antecedent companies
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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,994

Minnesota Genealogical Society purchased 147 rolls of microfilm from FamilySearch/GSU. This is their complete collection of county marriage records for Hennepin (1853-1918) and Ramsey (1850-1917).

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Dakota 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
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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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Caponi Art Park
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

Caponi Art Park contracted with the Dakota County Historical society to survey and assess the general condition of the many materials in their collection documenting the history of the organization and it's founder, Anthony Caponi. As a result the Caponi Art Park organization now knows the size of the collection, the staff are properly trained and professional systems and policies have been implemented that document and present an informative, usable collection.

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Dakota County Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000

Dakota County Historical Society was dealing with crowded storage conditions—with existing space at capacity, collections spill over onto the floor and in the aisles—despite efforts to reduce/eliminate inappropriate collections. The project provided improved storage with room for growth. Dakota County Historical Society, Executive Director Chad Roberts interviewed.

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Dakota County
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$77,500
To acquire professional services to prepare an interpretive plan for public access to history and cultural heritage along 27 miles of the national Mississippi River Trail and the Mississippi River National River and Recreation Area
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Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,441
To research, develop, and pilot a Dakota history and cultural heritage curriculum that meets state social studies standards for grades 6-12.
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Dakota County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,600

The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) worked with a graphic designer to develop several templates for exhibit guides.  The exhibit guides are short publications that promote and/or provide additional information about topics featured in DCHS exhibits and programs.  Three different templates were developed, a two-sided 4" x 9" promotional card, a traditional three-fold brochure, and a booklet 5.5" x 8.5" that can be scaled in four-page increments.  Each of these guides is immediately recognizable as a product of DCHS.  

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Northfield Public Library
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,650
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of the Northfield Public Library.
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Dakota City Heritage Village
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,570
To hire a qualified professional to write a historic site disaster plan.
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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.
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Caponi Art Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,261
To hire a consultant to help write a collections plan in order to improve collections care and management.
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Caponi Art Park
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,775
To process photographs documenting the Caponi Art Park in order to increase public access to them.
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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.
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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.
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Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an archaeological survey of burial mound groups on the PIIC reservation.
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Dakota County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,172
To transcribe 168 oral histories recorded mostly during the National Bicentennial from Dakota County residents, and to provide digital access to them via the Internet.
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City of Inver Grove Heights
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

To document in up to 12 interviews the history of the Rock Island Swing Bridge in preparation for an interpretive plan.

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Minnesota Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,465
In the third year of this project, MNHS staff continued to inventory and rehouse archaeological collections from Historic Fort Snelling. As part of MNHS involvement with the University of Minnesota's Heritage Collaborative, student interns spent the 2015 fall semester assisting project staff with inventory and research. Artifact data was shared with University faculty for use in their courses. To date, over 98,000 catalog records have been created, describing more than 180,000 artifacts recovered during archaeological excavations at Historic Fort Snelling.
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Northfield Arts Guild
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of the Northfield Arts Guild.
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City of Northfield (Northfield Hospital and Clinics)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,917
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of the Northfield City Hospital.
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Northfield Public Library
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,900
To collect primary source materials for a history of the Northfield Public Library since 1970.
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Prairie Creek Community School
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,320

To assemble historical resources pertaining to Prairie Creek School in preparation for its 30th anniversary.

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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,971

The Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) acquired city directories on 96 rolls of microfilm and 12 microfiche cards to fill gaps and replace volumes in its collection that are too fragile for patron use. The purchase completed a collection of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth city directories through 1920.

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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

MGS purchased 100 rolls of microfilm of City directories for small and medium-sized Minnesota communities. The acquisition represents 35% of the total collection of microfilmed directories.

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Minnesota Genealogical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,000
To broaden public access to primary historical records by acquiring a microfilm reader/printer.
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Dakota City Heritage Village
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,725
To install an air-handling unit for greater control over the museum environment in order to preserve documentary evidence of Dakota County history
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City of Northfield (Northfield Hospital and Clinics)
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified professional to produce a manuscript on the history of the Northfield City Hospital.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$43,950

Partner Organizations: Northfield Historical Society, Carleton College, Northfield Public Library, Rice County Historical Society and St. Olaf College.

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Pilot Knob Preservation Association
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,680
To hire a qualified historian to complete a revised nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Oheyawahi/Pilot Knob.
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Dakota County Historical Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,183

To document in 20 interviews the history of the Hastings State Hospital, 1938-1978.

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Caponi Art Park
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,560

To conduct a basic processing project that will prepare archives collections for public access.

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Pilot Knob Preservation Association
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,925
To research, write, produce, and distribute a web-based pocket guide to historic and culturally important Oheyawahi (Pilot Knob).
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Dakota County Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,631
To make accessible music composed by William G. LeDuc in the 1840s