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To hire a qualified professional to assess the archival collections held by Ramsey County Historical Society.
To provide better organization of archival materials which will allow the public greater access to the community
To improve storage of 961 lineal feet of college archives through proper housing and shelving
Archive Storage Upgrade | $2,650 | 2010
To improve collections care and management through proper storage
To hire a qualified consultant to assess historically significant railroad documents.
To provide basic processing and rehousing of archival materials in order to make Cathedral of St. Paul archives publicly accessible. Amount adjusted to focus the project.
To broaden public access to primary historical death records prior to 1909 through an online searchable database.
To hire qualified consultants to evaluate the John and Martin Mower House and Arcola Mill Site for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
To repair windows and add storms for energy efficiency on the Arnold Schwyzer Summer House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and used as an environmental learning center.
To have the Arthur and Edith Lee House evaluated for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
To begin to gain intellectual and physical control over a significant historical collection documenting Ramsey County
To gain physical and intellectual control through a professional inventory of approximately 4,000 objects documenting Ramsey County history
To hire a contractor for asbestos abatement in the museum's archival storage area.
To properly abate asbestos and improve public safety at the Golden Valley History Museum
To gain intellectual and physical control over its collection in order to provide better public access to Minnesota's Swedish heritage.
To document in 12 interviews the history of Asian American-Pacific Islander immigrants to Minnesota
For this project, 25 oral history interviews were completed with leaders in each of five Asian communities in Minnesota: Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Philippino and Vietnamese.
Asian-American Oral History Project | $207,778 |
2012
2013
Minnesota Historical Society staff conducted interviews with members of the Laotian, Korean, Karen, Filipino, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian and Pacific Islander communities in Baudette, Warroad, Worthington, St. Cloud and Rochester, as well as in the Twin Cities.
To provide an engineering assessment of the museum's 1983 environmental systems
To gather and analyze historical records that document a series of historically significant images from the St. Croix River Valley
Audience Analysis | $5,968 | 2015
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis for Stearns History Museum.
Audience Analysis | $6,952 | 2015
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis for Washington County Historical Society.
To hire a qualified consultant to conduct an audience analysis of visitors during the State Fair.
To mitigate moisture damage to the rear egress of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
To hire a qualified professional to restore the last two of thirteen stain glass windows in the B'nai Abraham Synagogue, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and now used as a community center.

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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.