Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Innovative Training Opportunities for Minnesota's Teachers

  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

Project Overview

In 2009 and 2010, more than 565 Minnesota teachers benefitted from professional development workshops led by the Minnesota Historical Society. These innovative training opportunities included:

  • Northern Lights Academy program at the Minnesota History Center,
  • Immersion programs at historic sites,
  • Partnerships with social studies organizations and
  • Professional development programs for teachers in rural school districts.

 Arts and Cultural Heritage funds have reduced the cost of attending teacher workshops.

In the first seven months of 2011, seven additional education workshops are planned, including a two-day social studies bus tour to various historic locations around Minnesota.

Project Details

In 2009 and 2010, more than 565 Minnesota teachers benefitted from professional development workshops led by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs

Appropriation Language
(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Funding Amount: $203,767

Project Manager

Kevin Maijala
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd W
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3442
kevin.maijala@mnhs.org

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Statewide Programs

Parent Project: Statewide Historic Programs

Funding Amount: $203,767

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Appropriation Years: 2010 2011

Counties Impacted: Statewide

MN Senate District: All Districts

MN House District: All Districts

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.