Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

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To conduct Phase II of research on the History of Environmental Education in Minnesota through oral history transcriptions.
To conduct oral/video interviews with the people who shaped environmental education in Minnesota.
To research the history of Minneapolis preparatory to student-centered scholarship that will create a central hub for the interpretation of Minneapolis history and an innovative model for urban collegiate history departments.
The Indian Captives Reprint | $1,100 | 2011
To create interpretive maps and acquire images related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
To provide better organization of archival materials, allowing for greater public access to historic resources.
To research the historical evolution of Minneapolis as an urban American Indian center.
To acquire professional services for improving public accessibility to significant archival materials documenting the founding and operation of the college over the past 125 years
Through a competitive process, the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program awards grants to historical organizations statewide to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation.
Through a competitive process, the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program awards grants to historical organizations statewide to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation. Each of the more than 500 active historical organizations in Minnesota serves an important role in preserving significant stories of the people and events of Minnesota. As required by law, the Minnesota Historical Society appoints a citizen advisory panel, the Historic Resources Advisory Committee, to guide grant decisions for the program. The committee's recommendations are reviewed by the Society's governing board. Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program details and application materials can be found at legacy.mnhs.org/grants.
Through a competitive process, the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program awards grants to historical organizations statewide to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation. Each of the more than 500 active historical organizations in Minnesota serves an important role in preserving significant stories of the people and events of Minnesota. As required by law, the Minnesota Historical Society appoints a citizen advisory panel, the Historic Resources Advisory Committee, to guide grant decisions for the program. The committee's recommendations are reviewed by the Society's governing board. Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program details and application materials can be found at legacy.mnhs.org/grants.
The administration of the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program ensures rigor, fairness, honesty, integrity, and consistency in the distribution of ACHF funding. Grants staff consult on, review, evaluate, respond to, mentor, coach, shape, and monitor grant projects from initial applicant contact to project closeout, reporting, and monitoring. Throughout this process, grants staff provide effective training and technical assistance for grant applicants and recipients, ensuring projects meet professional standards and building the capacity of grant applicants and recipients to preserve Minnesota's history. Technical assistance includes site visits and monitoring visits on projects throughout the state, as dictated by Office of Grants Management Policies or as needed in order to ensure successful completion of the grant. Grant Program Administration also supports the Historic Resources Advisory Committee, a volunteer committee established by legislature to provide policy and grantmaking guidance on expenditures of funds.
To assemble historical resources and draft an essay pertaining to history of residential experience at small liberal arts colleges in the 1960s
To record, preserve and make available oral/visual histories of deaf, deaf/blind and hard of hearing Minnesotans.
To hire a qualified museum consultant to conduct a general preservation needs assessment survey and long range collections preservation plan.
To capture and convey the Muslim experience in Minnesota through oral interviews and photographic portraits.
To digitize issues of the student newspaper, "The Oracle," allowing for greater public access to this historic resource.
The Over Here Project | $278,507 | 2016
The Over Here project will be a new traveling exhibit created by Minnesota History Center staff and focused on America during the World War I-era, 1914-1919. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will depict the era as a dramatic time in American history when the nation grappled with massive upheavals brought on by social movements, mobility, and modernity at home, while exerting its growing military, industrial, and cultural influence abroad. Visitors will gain a better understanding of this tumultuous period
To document in twelve oral history interviews the history of German Bohemians in Brown County, Minnesota.
To hire a qualified professional to produce a manuscript on the early years of John Nason's presidency at Carleton College.
To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of Carleton's fifth president.
To revise, supplement, and reprint "Red Pipestone Quarry of Minnesota" (1983).
To hire a qualified historian to conduct research on the history of the Red River Oxcart Trail.
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey of the Red Rock Ridge.
To provide public access to newly-digitized SPCO concert recordings from the 1970s under then-Music Director Dennis Russell Davies.
To document in oral history interviews the history of long-time participants in the Minnesota State Fair.

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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.