Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

3M and Maplewood Exhibit: Sign and Label Development

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Project Overview

Recipient: Maplewood Area Historical Society

To hire qualified consultants to develop an exhibit on 3M's history with the City of Maplewood.

Project Details

To hire qualified consultants to develop an exhibit on 3M's history with the City of Maplewood.

Fund Availability:

03/01/2015 - 03/01/2016

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.

Appropriation Language
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

Funding Amount: $10,000

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $4,000

Direct Expenses: $14,000

Project Manager

Nicole DeGuzman
Maplewood Area Historical Society
2170 E County Road D
Maplewood, MN 55109

Members of Recipient's Governing Body: Robert Jensen, William Bruentrup, Raydelle Bruentrup, Steve Carlson, Charlotte Wasiluk, Mickey Michlitsch, Michael Ericson, and Richard Currie.

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Board Members:

Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board:

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

Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Robert Bruininks
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
Elizabeth M. Nordlie
Dennis Nguyen
Peter R. Reis
Hussein Samatar
Simon Stevens
Susan Kenny Stevens
William R. Stoeri
Karen Wilson Thissen
Missy Staples Thompson
Eleanor Winston

Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

Conflict of Interest Disclosed: None

Measurable Outcomes

The short term outcomes were that the Maplewood Area Historical Society developed academically-reviewed, high-quality designed interpretive signage and text digital files for our exhibit. They are prepared for the production phase of the exhibit and we are confidant in the quality and thoroughness. The Project Manager and Board are able to better envision the new exhibit, and use the signs to build enthusiasm. Each milestone has been achieved to our satisfaction. To that end, the graphic designed digital files for all signs are completed and delivered. These files are attached with the final report. The long term outcomes will include Minnesotans and the people of Maplewood become more familiar with the patterns of suburban development, and the significance and impact of corporate migration to suburbs. We feel this outcome is easily achieved with the production of the exhibit. Visitors to the new exhibit will be able to describe the relationship between the development of the 3M campus in Maplewood and the development of Maplewood itself. They will be able to describe the significance and meaning of this history.

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Maplewood Area Historical Society

Funding Amount: $10,000

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Completed

Appropriation Years: 2015

Description of Other Funds Available upon request. Contact

Recipient Type: Non-Profit Business/Entity

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Ramsey

MN Senate District: 43

MN House District: 43A

FTEs (Full-Time Equivalent Positions Directly Created): 0.00

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