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To publish a companion booklet to a CD of Prohibition-era music, focusing on Minnesota's history during that period.
"Company Town" Book | $6,008 | 2012
To publish a history of Silver Bay bases on firsthand oral history.
The Minnesota Historical Society is developing creative, hands-on learning projects for K-12 students that adhere to state social studies standards and introduce students to important aspects of Minnesota and U.S. history.
To hire qualified exhibit consultants to create new interpretive and instructional signage for a museum exhibit.
To create and install an exhibit on the development of rituals in Scott County history.
To research context for a manuscript by then 16-year-old Leon Blehart about a 1915 hike from St. Paul to San Francisco.
To conduct an archaeological survey of the Reaume Leaf River Post Site site using ground-penetrating radar.
To fabricate and install "Take a ride on the Rails," an interpretive exhibit about rail service in the 1930s.
To make an oral history collection accessible through copy to modern digital format.
"Then Now Wow" Enhancement | $225,386 | 2011
The Minnesota Historical Society is developing an extensive, hands-on exhibit designed to bring the rich cultural tapestry of Minnesota into vivid focus. Visitors to ”Then Now Wow" at the Minnesota History Center will explore the state’s distinctive places and meet the people who have made their homes here.
"Then Now Wow" Exhibit | $483,183 |
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2011
Funding is enabling the Minnesota Historical Society to develop an extensive, hands-on exhibit as well as traveling exhibits to augment "Then Now Wow" in the Minnesota History Center.
To complete the research and writing of a manuscript documenting the history of Black baseball in Minnesota, 1940s-1960s.
To document in 5 to 7 interviews the many roles advocates play in helping victims to become successful survivors and helping to move society toward the elimination of abuse altogether.
To research and draft exhibit text concerning the history of departments and units of the Hennepin County Medical Center.
To create and expand an exhibit on the 10 most endangered historic places in Minnesota
To document in 8 interviews the history of Chinese experience in Minnesota after 1970
1001 Dakota Verbs Manuscript | $49,815 | 2014
To supplement previous work on preserving the Dakota language, which transmits history and cultural heritage, by defining 451 additional verbs.
To research and write two articles about Jewish migration and denominations for MNopedia: Minnesota Encyclopedia.
1851 on the River Program | $5,556 | 2011
To hire a qualifed historian to research and prepare an interpretive program that will enable the public to explore the river history of Wabasha. Amount adjusted to eliminate ineligible overhead expenses.
To evaluate and survey archaeological resources by the Grand Portage and Bois Forte Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.
1863 Depredation Claims | $9,026 | 2014
To hire qualified project staff to research the availability of Brown County depredation claims from 1863.
To hire a consultant to conduct an intensive architectural survey of 1880s residential properties in North St. Paul.
The Minnesota Historical Society and History Theatre present the world premiere of 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, a play featuring some of the most explosive events and personalities of 1968.
To digitize 817 audiocassettes of 2004 Senate Committee hearings to augment current digital content
To provide professional development for one staff member at the national American Association for State and Local History Conference in St. Paul, September 17-20, 2014.

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This site is updated regularly with descriptions and data related to Legacy projects funded through the Minnesota Historical Society by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF).
Further information about the use and impact of all Legacy Funds can be found on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Minnesota's Legacy site.