Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Intergenerational Learning Programs

  • Project Overview
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Project Overview

Connecting Generations through History launched in November 2009 with 12 projects statewide, facilitated by Minnesota Historical Society staff, historic sites and public libraries.

The projects were designed to foster deep intergenerational learning, while preserving important community stories. Final events to mark the projects' completion drew large crowds. Each project is featured on a new web site, Sharing Community Stories, which launched in late 2010.  An evaluation prepared by Wilder Research found nearly all participants had a positive experience.

In another aspect of intergenerational programming, the Society established a Teen Advisory Council. These teens work in partnership with History Center staff to hone their workplace skills as they develop teen-oriented programming for the History Center.

Based on the Advisory Council's work, the History Center produced the "Ready, Set, Music!" event in June 2010 and is planning an oral history-based theater program scheduled for spring 2011.

Project Details

A set of projects designed to bring together members of multiple generations around history topics.

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: $552,038

Project Manager

Wendy Jones
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: $552,038

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.