Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

The Minnesota Historical Society Announces Latest Recipients of Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Dozens of organizations across the state continue to build Minnesota’s cultural and historic legacy with grant funds for history and historic preservation projects of enduring value. The Minnesota Historical Society today announced 40 recipients of 41 Legacy Amendment-funded Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000.

The Society also announced the next deadline for Small and Structured Grants is March 23, 2012. In addition, the required, pre-application deadline for Mid-Size and Large Grants for fiscal year 2013 is fast approaching on June 1, 2012. The Grants Manual is available at www.mnhs.org/legacygrants with all applications being accepted only through the Society’s new grants portal at grants.mnhs.org.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund by the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage.

“In this latest round of grants, there is an important emphasis on continuing education for local history professionals. Ensuring these professionals are armed with the latest skills, knowledge and technology helps their communities successfully preserve Minnesota’s history and heritage on a local level,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “We also see a strong drive for documentation of historic events, people and communities in the recent and distant past, from an exhibit about the I-35W bridge just five years after the collapse to the search for information about St. Louis County’s lost Burntside River community.”

Read the full press release, including a list of recipients: http://events.mnhs.org/media/news/release.cfm?ID=2544

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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.