Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Minnesota Historical Society Holds Public "Listening Sessions" throughout Minnesota

What do you want to accomplish with history funds from Minnesota's Legacy Amendment over the next 20 years? The Minnesota Historical Society will ask Minnesota residents that question during listening sessions in communities throughout Minnesota in December.

The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment was approved by Minnesota voters in November 2008. One of the Amendment's four funds, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF), supports the preservation of Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. Many millions of ACHF dollars will be invested in Minnesota history over the 25-year life of the Legacy Amendment.

“We have an unprecedented opportunity to shape how history looks in the future,” said Matt Hill, MHS Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Manager. “We encourage Minnesotans to make history by giving a voice to this process. What do you want to accomplish with Legacy history funds?”

Listening sessions for the general public:

MARSHALL
Dec. 4, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Lyon County Historical Society
301 West Lyon St.

ST. PAUL
Dec. 6, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Historic Fort Snelling: www.historicfortsnelling.org/plan-visit/directions

VIRGINIA
Dec. 7, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Virginia Heritage Museum
800 9th Avenue N

OWATONNA
Dec. 11, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Steele County Historical Society
1700 Austin Road

DETROIT LAKES
Dec. 14, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Public Library
1000 Washington Avenue

Listening sessions for those working in the field of history:

MARSHALL
Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Lyon County Historical Society
301 West Lyon St.

ST. PAUL
Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Historic Fort Snelling: www.historicfortsnelling.org/plan-visit/directions

VIRGINIA
Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Virginia Heritage Museum
800 9th Avenue N.

OWATONNA
Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Steele County Historical Society
1700 Austin Road

DETROIT LAKES
Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Public Library
1000 Washington Avenue

To learn about current MHS initiatives funded by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, please visit legacy.mnhs.org.

These events are made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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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.