Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Legacy Funded Projects Win AASLH Awards

All of Minnesota's eight 2013 AASLH (American Association for State and Local History) Leadership in History Award winners received Legacy Amendment funding for their projects. Four of the winners received Legacy funding through the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants program. The awards help confirm the quality of the work that is being done with Legacy money around the state. 

The Minnesota Historical Society received five awards for four projects, including two awards for its educational initiatives related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: a 2013 History in Progress (HIP) Award and a Leadership in History Award. Other Leadership in History Awards went to “Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota” by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White (published by MHS Press, Sept. 2012); the Alexander Ramsey House Redevelopment Project which led to innovative, new programs that are increasing visitation at the historic site, and Then Now Wow, a Minnesota History Center exhibit designed especially for children. All of these projects were at least partially funded by the Legacy Amendment.

Award winners who received Legacy funds through the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants program are: 



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.