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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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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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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 Agriculture Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000

To restore several Dakota City building exteriors on the fairgrounds, in collaboration with Dakota City Heritage Village. These local structures that portray a 1900 era rural village include the 1867 Vermillion Presbyterian Church, the belfry of the District 96 one room school, and the 1861 frame structure that was originally built as a school and most recently used as the millinery and dressmaker’s shop.

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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 Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,000

To provide programming that tells the story of Dakota County's 160 years of settlement, Minnesota history and cultural traditions, through an entertaining tent show that combines story telling and original music. The show will be reminiscent of the 1900s era Chautauqua programs. It will be performed daily in the tent at Dakota City Heritage Village.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

Recipient
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.

Recipient
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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Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,623,500

Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:

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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.
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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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Regents of the University of Minnesota (Department of Anthropology)
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,506
To document through microarchaeological techniques human occupation of the Bremer Site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To create a documentary about the experiences of Romanian immigrants in Minnesota.
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Dakota City Heritage Village, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,580

In order to grow the capacity of the organization to preserve and interpret history a consultant was hired by the DCHV to lead selected members and the board through the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations' (StEPs) self-assessment program.

The process involved the completion of six segments of the StEPs workbook. The results of the process included a reviewal of policies and procedures, the identification of areas for improvement and the development of a next steps plan. The organization now has an improved mission statement and direct, specific goals.

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Dakota County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,200
To research, finalize, and design an exhibit on the beginnings of the computer industry in Minnesota.
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Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,125

To reconstruct interment records of the Lone Oak Lutheran Cemetery, a subscription service-cemetery software developer was contracted to manage cemetery records. The cloud-based solution is economical, saving on hardware costs and data storage. The yearly subscription saves on periodic high-cost upgrades. A new updated cemetery map was also generated by the service. After cross-checking the data it was entered as planned. The cemetery information has been shared with the Dakota County Historical Society, making it more accessible to the public.