Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

"Hands On" History Curriculum for Minnesota's Students

  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

Project Overview

The Minnesota Historical Society is developing creative, hands-on learning projects for K-12 students that adhere to state social studies standards and introduce students to important aspects of Minnesota and U.S. history. For example, students will explore the role of slavery in American history by examining historical newspapers, letters and laws and by watching a series of dramatic portrayals of Dred and Harriet Scott who lived at Fort Snelling in the 1830s. These projects will be made accessible to teachers around the state and around the country in 2014.

Project Details

The Minnesota Historical Society is developing creative, hands-on learning projects for K-12 students that adhere to state social studies standards and introduce students to important aspects of Minnesota and U.S. history.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 First Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2 Subdivision 5, as amended by laws of Minnesota, 2012, Chapter 264, Article 5, Section 4.

Appropriation Language
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: $382,757

Direct Expenses: $382,757

Project Manager

Kevin Maijala
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3442
kevin.maijala@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

Quick Facts

Project Type: Statewide Programs

Parent Project: Statewide History Programs

Funding Amount: $382,757

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Appropriation Years: 2012 2013

Activity Type: Education/Outreach/Engagement

Counties Impacted: Statewide

MN Senate District: All Districts

MN House District: All Districts

FTEs (Full-Time Equivalent Positions Directly Created): 2.20

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.