Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

2012 Report to the Governor and Legislature

Minnesotans around the state are preserving and sharing more history than ever thanks to support from the Legacy Amendment, which mandates that a portion of funds "preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage."

A new report from the Minnesota Historical Society details 2012 Legacy history projects and programs that are creating new opportunities for students, revitalizing communities, protecting priceless historical resources and allowing unprecedented access to those resources.

Report to the Governor and Legislature

“Together we are writing the book of Minnesota history. The Legacy Amendment is allowing us to build a richer, more complete resource for future Minnesotans to use and enjoy,” said Steve Elliott, Director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society.

For fiscal year 2012, the legislature appropriated $12.05 million from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to the Minnesota Historical Society for statewide grants, programs and projects. During the first half of fiscal year 2012, the Society has awarded 97 grants totaling $573,000 in 46 counties to more than 90 organizations across Minnesota.

Read the full press release.


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.