Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

History Museum Fellows Program

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Project Overview

Partner Organization: University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

This program, sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, provided 10 undergraduate college students with the opportunity to become History Museum Fellows in 2010.

The program launched with a semester-long course at the University of Minnesota where the students were introduced to issues related to diversity and museums, followed by a paid summer internship at the Society.

The Fellows chose from a wide range of internship positions and also interacted with professionals in the field during a museum study trip to Washington, D.C. The program engaged students in discussions about ways to address the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs.

A second group of 12 to 15 Museum Fellows will begin in the spring semester of 2011.

Project Details

This program, sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, provided 10 undergraduate college students with the opportunity to become History Museum Fellows in 2010.

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: $142,873

Project Manager

Chris Taylor
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3430
chris.taylor@mnhs.org

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: MHS Partnerships

Funding Amount: $142,873

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.