Grants

Interpretive Project for Mt. Iron National Landmark Site

Mountain Iron Marker example

Recipient: City of Mountain Iron

Improvements and reconstruction of Locomotive Park, a National Historic Landmark, through interpretation signage at different locations on the site to tell the story of Mountain Iron mine  and the miner's heritage in the community.

The admonition that nothing is worth saving unless the public has access applies to also to National Landmarks. Prior to this project the enormous open pit mine in Mountain Iron really did not meet this standard. The outcome of the project changed the status from intellectually in accessible to having its highly significant story being readily accessible to the public of all ages. The historical signage is not only informative, but has the ability to engage the public if they choose to participate in the activities suggested by the markers.

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.