Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

A Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Library

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Author Bruce Colwell at book signing

Project Overview

Recipient: Northfield Public Library

With the grant the Northfield Public Library was able to research, write and published a centennial history of the Northfield Carnegie Library entitled "Everlasting Influences:  The Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Public Library 1910-2010."

The Centennial History of the Northfield Carnegie Public Library 1910-2010 celebrates the legacy that Andrew Carnegie, Hiram Scriver and other residents bequeathed to the Northfield community.  The book itself is a legacy in that it is a permanent record of the importance of the public library in their community.  Besides being cataloged and made a part of our library's collection, copies of the book were distributed to regional library system (SELCO), Minnesota State Library Services, the Northfield Historical Society, Northfield library supporters, MHS and state representatives.  They expect to make a digital version of the book available in the future as well.

Project Details

To produce and distribute a booklet on the history and significance of the Northfield Carnegie Library

Fund Availability:

03/12/2010 - 03/01/2011

Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants

Appropriation Language
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

Funding Amount: $7,000

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $3,800

Project Manager

Lynne Young

210 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Northfield Public Library

Funding Amount: $7,000

Appropriation Years: 2010

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Rice

MN Senate District: 25

MN House District: 25B

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.