Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Minnesota Main Street Program

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Project Overview

Partner Organizations: Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality.

The Minnesota Main Street Program is a comprehensive strategy that helps Minnesota communities preserve historic buildings, while providing training, tools and support for commercial revitalization. ACHF funding has enabled the re-launch of this program.

Preservation Alliance has released 2010 Minnesota Main Street reinvestment statistics.

Since the official kick-off on May 1, 2010, four cities have been designated as Minnesota Main Street Communities—Brainerd, Faribault, Red Wing and Willmar—with another 12 registered as associate members.

Passage of the state historic structure rehabilitation tax credit in April 2010 offers yet another valuable tool for communities to use as they strive to breathe new life into their historic downtowns.

Project Details

A comprehensive strategy that helps Minnesota communities preserve historic buildings, while providing training, tools and support for commercial revitalization.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (d), History Partnerships

Appropriation Language
(d) History Partnerships. $1,250,000 in 2010 and $2,750,000 in 2011 are for partnerships between and with the Minnesota Historical Society and partnering organizations to enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

Funding Amount: $192,465

Project Manager

Britta Bloomberg
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3466
britta.bloomberg@mnhs.org

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: MHS Partnerships

Funding Amount: $192,465

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.