Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites

  • Project Overview
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Project Overview

Having current and accurate data on historic and archaeological sites is important to understanding our past and to preserving Minnesota’s history for future generations. In 2010-2011, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded contracts for these survey projects:

The Office of the State Archaeologist has more information on its website under "Legacy Amendment Documents." 

Representatives of the Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the State Archaeologist and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council oversaw these projects.

Project Details

Understanding our past and preserving Minnesota's history for future generations through projects that unearth our earliest cultural history.

Fund Availability:

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota, 2009, Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2

Appropriation Language
Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites. $250,000 in 2010 and $250,000 in 2011 are appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society for a contract or contracts to be let on a competitive basis to conduct a general statewide survey of Minnesota's sites of historical, archaeological, and cultural significance. Results of this survey must be published in a searchable form, available to the public on a cost-free basis. The Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the State Archaeologist, and the Board of Indian Affairs shall each appoint a representative to an oversight board, to select a contractor and direct the conduct of this survey. The oversight board shall consult with the Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources. Funds appropriated for this purpose do not cancel and may be carried over from one year to the next.

Funding Amount: $494,786

Project Manager

Patricia Emerson
Minnesota Historical Society


Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Statewide Programs

Funding Amount: $494,786

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Ongoing

Appropriation Years: 2010 2011

Activity Type: Analysis/Interpretation

Counties Impacted: Anoka Carver Crow Wing Dakota Hennepin Olmsted Ramsey Scott St. Louis Swift Washington

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.