Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Digital Encyclopedia of Minnesota History

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Project Overview

Increasingly, people are turning to digital resources for answers to questions or as a starting point for research. MNopedia is a new digital resource for the public from the Minnesota Historical Society.

A prototype of MNopedia was launched to the public in August, 2011.  Mnopedia will provide reliable, multimedia entries about Minnesota people, places, events and things. The Society launched the project in 2010 and developed a comprehensive plan, including surveying more than 60 local and national experts and evaluating 40 comparable digital resources.

The prototype tests initial entries and technology, invites user feedback, inspires content partnerships and will guide full web site implementation in 2012.

Project Details

MNopedia will be a new digital resource for the public from the Minnesota Historical Society. It will provide reliable, multimedia entries about people, places, events and things in Minnesota history.

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: $199,457

Project Manager

Erica Hartmann
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Statewide Programs

Parent Project: Statewide Historic Programs

Funding Amount: $199,457

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Ongoing

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.