2011 Partnerships

2011 Partnerships

11 lead organizations and 13 partner organizations from 8 counties received a total of $1,515,000 in grants.

Each Historical and Cultural Grant project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources.


Anoka County Historical Society and Hennepin History Museum (Anoka and Minneapolis) - To prepare a report on suburban history resources of Anoka and Hennepin Counties in order to better serve the public, $21,060

City of Wykoff and Wykoff Area Historical Society (Wykoff) - To prepare a Historic Structure Report for the Mitchell Saloon, a contributing resource in the Wykoff Commercial Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, $10,417

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and Carlton County Historical Society (Cloquet) - To catalog, log and transcribe footage of "Waasa Inaabidaa," including interviews with Ojibwe tribal leaders, elders and specialists, $44,273

Heritage Group North, Pine River Chamber of Commerce and Pine River Fire Department (Pine River) - To control the interior environment of the Historic Pine River Depot, which is elibible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, in order to properly house evidence of the community's past, $49,649

Historic Saint Paul, Ramsey County Historical Society, and St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (St. Paul) - To develop an Historic Context report and complete a reconnaissance survey in the Saint Paul neighborhoods of Frogtown, Payne-Phalen and Uppertown, $100,460

It's About Time Theater and History Center of Olmsted County (Rochester) - To research and develop a theatrical/educational presentation on the mother and wives of the founders of the Mayo Clinic, $24,000

Northfield Historical Society, Carleton College, Northfield Public Library, and Rice County Historical Society (Northfield and Faribault) - To develop a governing policies and structure, along with continued digitization, for the Northfield History Collaborative, $43,950

Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) - To develop an interactive online Ojibwe language dictionary, including multidisciplinary access to cultural objects and archival materials, $479,481

1000 Friends of Minnesota and Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul) - To produce 25 one-minute films featuring historic places and events in Minnesota, drawn from MHS's MN 150 project, $62,000

The Trust for Public Land and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (Walker) - To preserve through purchase the 47-acre Two Points property on Ottertail Peninsula, Leech Lake, for preservation and management by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, $657,329

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.