Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Museum in the Streets: Lake Street

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Project Overview

Recipient: Lake Street Council

A series of three bilingual (English/Spanish) heritage-discovery walks have been selected and sixty plaques have been erected that tell the history and evolution of Lake Street. The historical markers include information and photographs of the area, as well as specific buildings both past and present. The walking tours are designed to educate, to foster a sense of historical identity and to encourage preservation of local historic sites. Brochures of the walking tours are available to the public free of charge at local businesses.

Project Details

To create and install three historical marker systems in English and in Spanish consisting of 45-60 markers total

Fund Availability:

11/12/2010 - 06/01/2011

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 $56,000

Project Manager

Joyce Wisdom

919 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Lake Street Council

Funding Amount: $7,000

Appropriation Years: 2011

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Hennepin

MN Senate District: 61

MN House District: 61B

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