Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

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To transcribe for web accessibility St. Anthony Township records from 1859-1945
To document in 8 interviews the policies that reduced unemployment rates among Minnesota's youth with disabilities.
To broaden public accessibility to "150 Years of African Artists - Minnesota Connections" through a statewide traveling exhibit.
To hire a qualified historian to complete an evaluation to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for Trinity Lutheran Church, Henning, MN.
To develop a cultural resource management plan for a suburban system of 20 parks and 10 trails.
To translate into English from Hmong marriage and funeral cultural heritage customs to make both more accessible.
Turner Hall: Accessibility | $200,000 | 2011
To improve accessibility with an elevator for Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
To hire an architect to develop plans for handicap access and increased collections storage that meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards.
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey of the Buena Vista Townsite
To preserve and make accessible a significant works-on-paper collection documenting the history the Duluth region
From family reunions to the nightclub scene, nobody documented the Twin Cities black community like ...
To research and write a script for a walking tour that will enhance public access to the history of Two Harbors.
To document in 15 oral history interviews the history of radio, television, and movies in Two Harbors.
To create 17 entries on Two Harbor's history for the MNopedia project for online research.
To prepare a nomination for the National Register of Historic Places and a management plan for the 47-acre Two Points property on Ottertail Peninsula, Leech Lake
To research, design and fabricate 10 interpretive panels at six sites along the Minnesota River Valley for better interpretation of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
The Minnesota Historical Society brought the only traveling copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights to Minnesota. This copy dates back to 1787. The exhibit, which also included the Minnesota Constitution, opened at the Minnesota History Center in the spring of 2012.
This mobile tour offers intriguing stories and reflections about historic sites along the Minnesota River Valley, the people who lived there and the lasting impact of the U.S. Dakota War of 1862. In FY16 the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission will provide technical assistance and enhancements for the tour, including incorporating the tour and its oral histories into a new Byways Visitor Guide; updating its website to include access to the tour; conducting outreach with the Lower Sioux Community and Dakota Wicohan to develop Dakota language and perspective enhancements to the website and tour; and providing additional promotional support.
To repair and restore historic copper work in the roof of the Old Federal Courts Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Exhibit | $329,523 |
2012
2013
This exhibit uses Minnesota Historical Society collections objects and primary resources to illuminate events leading up to, during and after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Outreach | $30,000 |
2012
2013
Minnesota Historical Society staff members have reached out to and met with many groups and individuals to gather their opinions and recommendations regarding an exhibit on and the commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Minnesota Historical Society staff developed a campaign to raise awareness about the significance of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and new Society educational initiatives related to the war to ensure that students, teacher and the general public would use and benefit from these initiatives.
The Minnesota History Center invited the public to participate in programs that explored Dakota language and culture and also the history of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
The Minnesota Historical Society Press (MHS Press) will continue to publish new books and also articles in Minnesota History to help people further understand the complex history of the Dakota in Minnesota.

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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.