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"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 create and install an exhibit on the development of rituals in Scott County history.
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 |
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 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 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
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.
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
A 13-member committee worked together to develop a 10-year plan and 25-year framework for the use of ACHF funds.
To document in 20 interviews the history of the Katha Dance Theatre's first 25 years.
To conduct and inventory and cataloging project of 3-dimensional artifacts in OCHS' collections.
To research and write a script for a documentary on innovations developed in Minnesota that contributed to victory in World War II.
The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.
To produce and distribute a booklet on the history and significance of the Northfield Carnegie Library
To begin the initial inventory of explorer Will Steger's manuscripts collection
To publish a book tracing Minnesota railroading over the last seven decades through carefully selected photographs, maps, and ephemera.
To provide basic processing and rehousing of archival materials documenting Lockheed Martin and antecedent companies
To acquire 86 rolls of primary records on microfilm for increased public access to history.

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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.