Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

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In 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 through a variety of programs and methods, including online presentations, educational tools, published works, artwork, events and community outreach.
The Minnesota Historical Society will raise awareness of the significance of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 by communicating the experiences of Dakota and non-Dakota people before, during and after the war.
This mobile tour offers intriguing stories and reflections about historic sites along the Minnesota ...
To produce a one-hour documentary on the history of University Avenue linking St. Paul and Minneapolis up to the installation of the Central Corridor Light Rail and based on thorough and completed research.
To assemble historical resources pertaining to the car culture of University Avenue in St. Paul preparatory to an interpretive memorial installation
A large and important collection of Minnesota artifacts will be organized and inventoried through this partnership.
Update Electrical System | $3,466 | 2011
To preserve Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, through improved electrical service
To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Itasca County Historical Society's lighting system.
To update the 2003 Historic Structures Report to provide more specific guidance on the restoration of the Randolph M. Probstfield House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Upgrade HVAC in Museum | $37,100 | 2015
To hire qualified technicians to upgrade Clearwater County Historical Society's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
To implement recommendations from an HVAC evaluation that will ensure better climate control for the preservation of historic resources.
To control the environment of museum storage
To determine what parts of the US-Dakota War of 1862 are currently on markers and to propose further stories, perspectives, and voices in preparation for the war's sesquicentennial
To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a survey in an attempt to locate the lost Fort L'Huillier.
To edit, process, transcribe, and create metadata for digital images of 31 log books of the USS Essex Shipwreck, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
To prepare RAW digital images of log books from the USS Essex, a shipwreck listed in the National Register of Historic Places, for public access via the Internet.
To digitize part of a collection of USS Essex log books in order to broaden public accessibility.
To digitize 6-10 log books of the USS Essex listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Partners: Carleton College and Veblen Farmstead. Preservation work at the Thorstein Veblen Farmstead National Historic Landmark, near Nerstrand, Rice County, Minnesota, will provide urgently needed stabilization and preservation of three outbuildings at the farmstead, including the original small barn, the large hay barn and the granary.The farmstead is a rare site that preserves and illustrates the pioneering immigrant experience on the prairie. People from across the country and from overseas have visited the property over the past several years. While visitors have limited access to the interior of the farmhouse, the barn will provide a more readily accessible site for eventual interpretation.
To prepare a Historic Structures Report for the Thorstein Veblen Farmstead, a National Historic Landmark near Nerstrand.
To produce a film on the efforts to map and determine the source of the Mississippi River
To make local history publicly accessible by organizing and rehousing Verndale newspapers
To consolidate finding aids into a single access point to help the public more quickly locate historic resources
To hire a qualified professional to to process and make accessible archival materials.
Veterans | $8,100 | 2014
To transcribe 75 oral histories from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to provide better public access.

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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.