Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Statewide History Programs

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Project Overview

Recipient: Minnesota Historical Society

For fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the state legislature appropriated  Arts and Cultural Heritage funds to the Minnesota Historical Society for "...programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota...."

With these funds, the Society is working on statewide historic programs that create new opportunities for schoolchildren and teachers, broaden access to Minnesota's historical resources, invest in local communities and historical organizations and preserve our state's historic treasures.

Statewide history programs made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund include:

 

  • Innovative Training Opportunities for Minnesota's Teachers
  • History Live (Interactive Video Conferencing)
  • Creating Success for 21st Century Learners
  • Legacy Field Trip Support Fund
  • "Hands On" History Curriculum for Minnesota's Students
  • History Day Expansion
  • Online Teacher Professional Development
  • History in our Hands
  • Engaging Students in Minnesota History through Internships and Education
  • Local History Education Outreach
  • Intergenerational Learning Programs
  • Minnesota History Day and Programming at the State Fair
  • E-book publishing
  • MNopedia: the Encyclopedia of Minnesota History
  • Digitization of Minnesota's Newspapers
  • Digitization of Historical Collections
  • Building Financial Capacity in Local Organizations
  • Support of Local History Organizations
  • Reaching Out to the Community through Historic Site Programs
  • Sustainability of Programs and Facilities
  • Expansion of Statewide Traveling Exhibits
  • Statewide Civil War Outreach
  • Minnesota in the Civil War Exhibit
  • Revitalization of Historic Sites
  • U.S.--Dakota War of 1862 Sesquicentennial -- Commemoration, Publications and Public Programs
  • U.S.--Dakota War of 1862 Exhibit
  • U.S. and Minnesota Constitutions Exhibit
  • Preserving Language and Culture through Stories: Jeffers Petroglyphs
  • Fort Snelling Virtual Tour
  • Restoration of Governors' Portraits

Project Details

The Minnesota Historical Society is working on statewide history programs that create new opportunities for schoolchildren and teachers, broaden access to Minnesota's historical resources, invest in local communities and historical organizations and preserve our state's historic treasures.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.

Appropriation Language
(As amended during the 2012 session) Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $5,200,000 the second year 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: $10,000,000

Direct Expenses: $10,000,000

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

Board Members:

OFFICERS
William R. Stoeri, President
Missy Staples Thompson, First Vice President
Ruth Huss, Vice President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Suzanne Blue, Robert Bruininks, Brenda J. Child, Judith S. Corson, D. Stephen Elliott
Phyllis Rawls Goff, William D. Green, David R. Hakensen, Ruth S. Huss, Martha Kaemmer, Dennis L. Lamkin, David M. Larson, Charles Mahar, Dean M. Nelson,
Dennis Nguyen, Elizabeth M. Nordlie, Peter Reis, Hussein Samatar, Simon Stevens
Susan Kenny Stevens, William R. Stoeri, Karen Wilson Thissen, Missy Staples Thompson, Eleanor Winston

EX-OFFICIO
Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prettner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

Measurable Outcomes

This project has left the participant with a positive overall experience with Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage. This project has left the participant with a greater interest with Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage. This project has increased the likelihood that participants will recommend MHS to their friends and family.

Quick Facts

Project Type: Statewide Programs

Recipient: Minnesota Historical Society

Funding Amount: $10,000,000

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Appropriation Years: 2012 2013

Recipient Type: Non-Profit Business/Entity

Activity Type: 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.