Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

ADA Access to the Gosen School

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Project Overview

Recipient: City of Winger

An Americans With Disabilities Act compliant access ramp was added to the front of the two-room Gosen School/Museum to provide access for all who want to enter. The building, built in 1888, was in operation until 1951. Sometime in the early 1990's it was moved to its present location in the city park. It serves as the museum and education center for the artifacts of the early settlers of Winger and the surrounding area. During the project the original entry door was salvaged, repaired and reinstalled instead of the proposed replica replacement. Volunteers assisted with general painting and repairs. The project has renewed area residents interest in the museum and has spurred Winger Historical & Arts Society membership growth.

Project Details

To broaden public access to the Gosen School, which houses the Winger History Museum

Fund Availability:

10/31/2010 - 06/01/2011

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants

Appropriation Language
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

Funding Amount: $2,900

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $4,415

Project Manager

Devra Carlson

PO Box 70
Winger, MN 56592

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: City of Winger

Funding Amount: $2,900

Appropriation Years: 2011

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Polk

MN Senate District: 2

MN House District: 2A

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