Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

70 Years World War II Project

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Project Overview

Recipient: 70 Years Project

The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.  The site will feature oral histories from World War II veterans as well as a wartime headline taken from Minnesota newspapers for every day of the war.  The web site will serve as a resource for the general public, as well as for the relatives of the more than 300,000 Minnesotans who fought in the war.

Project Details

The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.

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: $39,000

Project Manager

Matt Hill
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3428
matt.hill@mnhs.org

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: MHS Partnerships

Recipient: 70 Years Project

Funding Amount: $39,000

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Completed

Appropriation Years: 2011

Recipient Type: Non-Profit Business/Entity

Activity Type: Digitization/Online Information Access Education/Outreach/Engagement

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.