Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

More Than $4.2 Million in New History Grants Awarded Statewide

Minnesotans are hard at work in the new year, building their legacy and preserving state history with Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants. The Minnesota Historical Society, the organization responsible for administering Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, today announced the newest recipients of 111 grants. The grants provide an unprecedented opportunity for non-profit and educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations to preserve and share the state’s history and cultural heritage.

"What we do today builds our legacy for tomorrow," said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. "Whether gathering oral histories, preserving historic buildings or preserving the very language that carries history, these grants are a gift for the future – future Minnesotans will be able to enjoy and benefit from the same history we do."

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage.

Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in three tiers: Fast Track Grants of $10,000 or less, Mid-Size Grants between $10,001 and $50,000, and Large Grants of more than $50,001. The Minnesota Historical Society received a legislative appropriation of $11.2 million for the 2014-2015 biennium for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Recipients: Mid-Size and Large Grants (Fast Track Grants Continued Below)
Each Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources.  The grants are awarded according to professional standards and criteria.

  • Brown County, New Ulm, New Ulm Turnverein, $25,000
    Conservation and Treatment of New Ulm Turner Hall Murals: To conserve and stabilize five historic murals significant to German-American history in New Ulm Turner Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Carver County, Waconia, Carver County Historical Society, $28,500
    Concept Master Plan for the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead: To acquire professional services to prepare an interpretive plan for public access to history and cultural heritage of the Andrew Peterson Farmstead, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Carver County, Plymouth, Three Rivers Park District, $95,300
    Grimm Farm Historic Site - Exhibit Fabrication and Installation: To fabricate and install an exhibit granting greater public access to the history of Grimm alfalfa.
  • Clay County, Moorhead, Rourke Art Gallery Museum, $50,000
    Federal Courthouse and Post Office (Rourke Art Museum) Historic Structure Report: To hire an architect to write a Historic Structure Report to guide future restoration of the 1915 Federal Courthouse and Post Office, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, now the Rourke Art Museum.
  • Dakota County, South St. Paul, Dakota County Historical Society $25,200
    The Birth of Minnesota's Computer Industry - A Photo Essay: To research, finalize, and design an exhibit on the beginnings of the computer industry in Minnesota.
  • Douglas County, Alexandria, Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society, $49,848
    Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum Interpretive Plan: To complete an interpretive plan for the museum in order to better serve the public by increasing access to the history of lakes recreation.
  • Goodhue County, Red Wing, City of Red Wing, $66,000
    G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln Historic Structure Report/Barn Bluff Cultural Landscape Report: To hire a qualified and experienced historian to prepare a Historic Structure Report for the G. A. Carlson Lime Kiln and a Cultural Landscape Report for Barn Bluff, both listed in the National Register of Historic Places, that will guide future preservation projects.
  • Grant County, Elbow Lake, Grant County, $222,000
    Grant County Courthouse Decorative Elements and Historical Woodworking Conservation and Preservation: To conserve, stabilize, and restore historic decorative elements in the Grant County Courthouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Augsburg College, $83,486
    The Historyapolis Project: The Research Phase. To research the history of Minneapolis preparatory to student-centered scholarship that will create a central hub for the interpretation of Minneapolis history and an innovative model for urban collegiate history departments.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, The Bakken Museum, $56,000
    Upgrade of HVAC Systems of The Bakken's Storage Vaults: To implement recommendations from an HVAC evaluation that will ensure better climate control for the preservation of historic resources.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Illusion Theater and School, Inc., $23,850
    Documenting TOUCH: A groundbreaking program developed in Minnesota that changed the way people everywhere talk about and deal with child sexual abuse. To document in up to 18 interviews the history of child abuse in Minnesota, which historically has been a leader in providing relief from such abuse.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MIGIZI Communications, $81,490
    Completing the Circle: Documenting the Minneapolis American Indian Community—An Unexpected Outcome of the Federal Urban Indian Relocation Program: To complete research on the impact of the Federal Urban Indian Relocation Program in Minneapolis.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Regents of the University of Minnesota (Department of Anthropology), $66,506
    Reconstructing Prehistoric Lifeways at the Bremer Site (21DK06), Dakota County, through Microarchaeology: To document through microarchaeological techniques human occupation of the Bremer Site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Regents of the University of Minnesota (U of M Libraries), $120,920
    Claiming History: Giving Voice to the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies. To organize and describe 1,600 linear feet of archival materials documenting the history of the GLBT community in Minnesota.
  • Isanti County, Cambridge, Isanti County Historical Society, $49,937
    Compact/Spacesaver Shelving System with Installation: To provide storage that meets museum standards through purchase of compressible shelving for collections documenting Isanti County history.
  • Itasca County, Grand Rapids, Itasca County Historical Society, $63,130
    HVAC for Collection Storage: To implement recommendations from an HVAC evaluation that will ensure better climate control for the preservation of historic resources documenting Itasca County history.
  • Itasca County, Bigfork, Bigfork Improvement Group, $25,000
    Bigfork Village Hall Restoration Project: To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the preservation of the Bigfork Village Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Lac qui Parle County, Madison, Lac qui Parle County Historical Society, $72,342
    Museum Storage: To provide storage that meets museum standards through purchase of compressible shelving for collections documenting Lac qui Parle County history.
  • Lake of the Woods County, Baudette, Depot Preservation Alliance, $49,900
    Lake of the Woods County Historic Transportation & Settlement Exhibit: To fabricate and install an exhibit on the history of transportation around the Lake of the Woods.
  • Lake of the Woods County, Baudette, Lake of the Woods County Historical Society, $146,495
    Museum HVAC System: To implement recommendations from an HVAC evaluation that will ensure better climate control for the preservation of historic resources documenting Lake of the Woods County history.
  • Lyon County, Marshall, Southwest Minnesota Regional Research Center, $36,576
    Lyon County Township Records Preservation: To survey, preserve, arrange and plan to microfilm records of twenty Lyon County townships.
  • McLeod County, Glencoe, City of Glencoe, $85,922
    Glencoe Grade and High School (Glencoe City Center) North Wall Repair: To repoint mortar joints and remove adhesives from the bricks on the Glencoe Grade and High School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, currently used as Glencoe City Center.
  • Meeker County, Dassel, Dassel Area Historical Society, $47,298
    Interpretive Exhibit on the History of Seed Corn: To fabricate and install an exhibit on the history of seed corn.
  • Mille Lacs County, Princeton, Mille Lacs County Historical Society, $245,685
    Great Northern Depot Roof Replacement: To replace the roof on the Great Northern Depot, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as a museum documenting Mille Lacs County history.
  • Morrison County, Little Falls, Minnesota Military Museum, $40,061
    Complete Collections Inventory and Automation of Collections Data: To complete the inventory of the only statewide collection documenting Minnesota military history under the direction of a qualified museum objects curator.
  • Mower County, Austin, Mower County Historical Society, $23,224
    Mower County Historical Society Photo Collection Inventory: To provide basic processing of a collection of photographs documenting Mower County history so that the public will have greater access.
  • Murray County, Slayton, Murray County, $27,612
    End-o-Line Railroad Park & Museum Inventory Grant: To begin the inventory of collections at the End-o-Line Railroad Park based on recommendations from a museum assessment program evaluation.
  • Pipestone County, Pipestone, Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, $38,000
    Pipestone Indian Boarding School Superintendent’s Residence: Professional Services for Exterior Stabilization and Preservation: To hire a qualified historical architect to prepare drawings preparatory to historic preservation work on the Pipestone Indian Boarding School Superintendent’s Residence, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, American Indian Family and Children’s Services, $192,000
    Structural Repair for the Pattern Shop-Saint Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company at 25 Empire Drive: To stabilize structural elements on the Pattern Shop, a contributing building in the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba Railway Company Shops Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and now used as a social services facility.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, The Fitzgerald Theater Company, $100,000
    The Sam S. Shubert Theatre and Shubert Building Historic Structure Report: To hire an architect to write a Historic Structure Report to guide future restoration of the 1910 Sam S. Shubert Theatre and Shubert Building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, Hamline University, $48,863
    Jeffers Archaeological Project: To survey the portion of the 23-mile long Red Rock Ridge not within the boundaries of the Jeffers Petroglyphs State Historic Site for additional glyphs and other evidence of usage to further aid in understanding human habitation in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Ramsey County, Vadnais Heights, Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota, $14,940
    Recent Romanian Immigration to the Twin Cities Oral History: To document in 15 interviews the history of Romanian immigration to Minnesota after World War II.
  • Redwood County, Redwood Falls, Redwood County Historical Society, $36,328
    HVAC Improvement Project: To implement recommendations from an HVAC evaluation that will ensure better climate control for the preservation of historic resources documenting Redwood County history.
  • Renville County, Morton, Dakota Wicohan, $89,441
    Dakota History & Culture Curriculum: To research, develop, and pilot a Dakota history and cultural heritage curriculum that meets state social studies standards for grades six through 12.
  • Scott County, Shakopee, Scott County Historical Society, $26,000
    Cataloguing the Maurice Stans Collection: To catalog the Maurice Stans collection in order to gain physical and intellectual control over the collection and offer it to the public in new ways.
  • St. Louis County, Duluth, Armory Arts and Music Center, $250,000
    Duluth Armory Exterior Tuckpointing and Stabilization: To repoint masonry, preserve terra cotta decorative elements, and stabilize the parapets of the Duluth Armory, undergoing rehabilitation for use as a community center. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • St. Louis County, Duluth, City of Duluth, $64,534
    An Ethnographic Study of the American Indian Heritage of Duluth: To conduct a thorough ethnographic study of the City of Duluth that will identify the indigenous cultural landscape for the purpose of preservation.
  • St. Louis County, Duluth, Regents of the University of Minnesota (Duluth Campus), $100,000
    Legacy Grant Proposal: Mille Lacs Band History. To begin the research for and drafting of a scholarly manuscript on history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
  • St. Louis County, Embarrass, Sisu Heritage Inc., $142,259
    Alex Seitaniemi Housebarn: Restoration Phase 3: To stabilize, repair, and restore log components on the Alex Seitaniemi Housebarn, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, preparatory to implementation of interpretative programming for the public.
  • Wabasha County, Lake City, Wabasha County Historical Society, $303,410
    Reads Landing School Exterior Rehabilitation: Construction. To preserve and restore windows, cornice, and brick on the Reads Landing School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as the applicant’s museum.
  • Washington County, Marine on St. Croix, City of Marine on St. Croix, $29,320
    Marine Engine House and Village Hall Foundation Stabilization: To complete stabilization and rehabilitation of the masonry foundation of the Marine Engine House and Village Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Winona County, Winona, Winona County Historical Society, $109,507
    WCHS Collections Inventory: To begin the inventory of collections documenting the history of Winona County.
  • Yellow Medicine County, Granite Falls, City of Granite Falls, $153,990
    Andrew John Volstead House Museum Foundation Stabilization and Restoration: To complete stabilization and rehabilitation of the masonry foundation and footings of the Andrew J. Volstead House, a National Historic Landmark, and used as a community reception space.
  • Yellow Medicine County, Granite Falls, Oyate Nipi Kte, $49,815
    1001 Dakota Verbs Manuscript: To supplement previous work on preserving the Dakota language, which transmits history and cultural heritage, by defining 451 additional verbs.
  • Yellow Medicine County, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County Historical Society, $23,542
    Archiving Yellow Medicine County’s Death Records: To broaden public access to primary historical death records.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Recipients: Fast Track Grants

  • Aitkin County, Aitkin, Aitkin County Historical Society, $7,000
    Aitkin County School Research: To take research materials and develop into a manuscript on the history of Aitkin County schools.
  • Beltrami County, Bemidji, Beltrami County Historical Society, $4,325
    Red Lake Negatives Digitization, Rehousing, and Cataloging Project: To provide better storage conditions and broaden public accessibility to photographic images in the collection.
  • Beltrami County, Bemidji, Headwaters Science Center, $6,279
    Natural History Collections Inventory: To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust. 
  • Benton County, Sauk Rapids, Benton County Historical Society, $10,000
    Microfilm Reader/Printer/Scanner: To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to microfilmed records.
  • Brown County, New Ulm, Brown County Historical Society, $9,026
    1863 Depredation Claims: To hire qualified project staff to research the availability of Brown County depredation claims from 1863.
  • Brown County, New Ulm, The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Inc., $7,000
    New Ulm Historical Street Theater: To research and produce a script for living history performances in the New Ulm area.
  • Chippewa County, Montevideo, Milwaukee Road Heritage Center, $9,790
    Milwaukee Road Heritage Center Interpretive Plan: To hire qualified professionals to write an interpretive plan for the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center.
  • Cook County, Grand Marais, Cook County Historical Society, $9,580
    Cataloging the Bally Blacksmith Shop Property Contents: To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust. 
  • Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, $9,800
    Phase II Archaeological Survey of Milford Mine Townsite: To hire a qualified archaeologist to conduct a Phase II archaeological survey of the Milford Mine Townsite.
  • Dakota County, South St. Paul, Minnesota Genealogical Society, $638
    Minnesota History Bookshelf: To add 27 standard Minnesota history titles to broaden public accessibility.
  • Dakota County, South St. Paul, Neighbors, Inc., $9,800
    Where There Is Hope: The People of Northern Dakota County Create a Community of Care. To hired a qualified consultant to research the history of Neighbors Inc.
  • Dakota County, Northfield, Prairie Creek Community School, $9,900
    A History of the Prairie Creek Community School at Castle Rock, 1984-2014: To hire a qualified professional to take grant-funded research materials and write a manuscript on the history of Prairie Creek Community School.
  • Dakota County, South St. Paul, Saint Stefan Romanian Orthodox Church, $10,000
    Saint Stefan Romanian Orthodox Church Conditions Assessment: To hire a qualified historian to conduct a conditions assessment of St. Stefan Romanian Orthodox Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Dodge County, Mantorville, Dodge County Historical Society, $7,094
    Microfilm Reader/Printer: To purchase a microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
  • Fillmore County, Lanesboro, Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association, $290
    StEPs: Professionalizing Museum Direction. To grow the capacity of the organization to preserve and interpret history through a national training standard.
  • Goodhue County, Red Wing, Red Wing Public Library, $9,950
    History of the Red Wing Public Library Manuscript: To hire a qualified consultant to complete a publication-ready manuscript on the history of the Red Wing Public Library. 
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, AirSpace Minnesota, $9,501
    Collections Management Policy & Procedures: To hire a qualified professional to assess historically significant collections and write a collections management policy.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Alliance Francaise of the Twin Cities, $10,000
    Historic Structure Report, Phase Two: To hire a qualified consultant to write a historic structure report for the Alliance Francaise building, a contributing structure in the Warehouse District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, American Craft Council, $9,575
    A Measure of the Earth: An Oral History of the Potters of the St. Croix Valley. To document in eight oral history interviews the history of the St. Croix Valley Potters.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, The Bakken Museum, $10,000
    Electropolis Exhibit Development: To hire a qualified consultant to develop and design an exhibit on the history of electricity in Minnesota.
  • Hennepin County, Bloomington, Bloomington Historical Society, $7,000
    Bloomington Cemetery National Register Nomination: To hire a qualified historian to complete the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Bloomington Municipal Cemetery.
  • Hennepin County, Eden Prairie, City of Eden Prairie, $10,000
    Riley-Jacques Farmstead Interpretive Plan: To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for the Riley-Jacques Farmstead.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hennepin County Library, $6,005
    Microfilm Reader/Printer/Scanner: To purchase microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
  • Hennepin County, Maple Grove, Hindu Society of Minnesota, $8,500
    Hindu Society of Minnesota 35th Anniversary Oral History Project: To document in 15 interviews the history of the Hindu Society of Minnesota, to commemorate its 35th anniversary.
  • Hennepin County, Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, $10,000
    Conditions Assessment for the Lake Harriet Methodist Episcopal Church: To hire a qualified architect to conduct a conditions assessment of the Lake Harriet Methodist Episcopal Church, eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, $9,700
    Grand Rounds Historic District National Register Nomination: To hire a qualified historian to complete the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Grand Rounds Historic District.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota Council on Foundations, $10,000
    A History of Philanthropy in Minnesota: To hire qualified researchers to document the history of philanthropy in Minnesota. 
  • Hennepin County, Bloomington, Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum, $10,000
    A History of the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Hospital: To hire a qualified professional to research the history of Booth Memorial Hospital, St. Paul.
  • Hennepin County, Golden Valley, Rainbow World, $9,985
    Voices of Adoption: Oral Histories from Minnesota’s Korean Community. To document in 14 interviews the history of Korean adoptees in Minnesota.
  • Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Somali American Parent Association, $9,491
    Somali Heritage Artifacts: Collections Inventory and Storage: To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
  • Itasca County, Grand Rapids, Itasca County Historical Society, $8,887
    Lighting Project for Collections Storage: To prepare new artifact storage space in the museum’s collections area by installing appropriate lighting. 
  • Kittson County, Lake Bronson, Kittson County Historical Society, $8,660
    Storage & Preservation Improvement Project: To provide appropriate storage materials for museum collections.
  • Lake County, Duluth, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, $6,974
    Beaver Bay Trailhead and Wayside Rest - Interpretive Kiosk Design and Fabrication: To hire qualified professionals to design and install historical markers pertaining to the mid-North Shore region of Minnesota.
  • McLeod County, Hutchinson, McLeod County Historical Society, $6,000
    HVAC Building Mechanical System Evaluation: To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system preparatory to better control of the McLeod County Historical Society museum environment.
  • Morrison County, Royalton, City of Royalton, $4,695
    Acquire Microfilm Reader/Printer: To purchase microfilm reader/printer to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
  • Murray County, Slayton, Murray County, $1,255
    Archives Needs Assessment for End-o-Line Railroad Park: To hire a qualified consultant to assess historically significant railroad documents.
  • Pipestone County, Pipestone, Pipestone County Historical Society, $10,000
    Identifying World War One Veterans of Pipestone County: To hire a qualified consultant to identify and research World War I veterans in Pipestone County.
  • Pope County, Glenwood, Ann Bickle Heritage House, $2,200
    Furnace Replacement: To replace the poorly-functioning furnace in the Ann Bickle Heritage House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, 1006 Summit Avenue Society, $10,000
    Governor’s Residence Book: Production. To facilitate publication of a booklet on the history and use of the Governor’s Residence.
  • Ramsey County, Minneapolis, American Aviation Heritage Foundation, $3,950
    History of Northwestern Aeronautical Corporation: To document in several additional interviews the history of Villaume Box and Lumber Company’s fabrication of World War II gliders.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, Farmer Labor Education Committee, $7,760
    Farmer-Labor History Resource and Outreach Project: To hire a qualified consultant to compile a resource guide on the history of the Farmer Labor Party. 
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, Maritime Heritage Minnesota, $9,230
    Minnesota Dugout Canoe Project: To research and analyze the few existing dugout canoes in the State of Minnesota.
  • Ramsey County, Woodbury, Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, $4,980
    Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Oral History Transcribing Project: To transcribe oral history interviews from Minnesota Supreme Court Justices, making them publicly accessible. 
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minnesota Transportation Museum, $10,000
    Jackson Street Roundhouse Historic Structure Report: To hire a consultant to write a Historic Structure Report for the Jackson Street Roundhouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, The Rose Ensemble, $9,000
    "A Toast to Prohibition" Recording Booklet: To publish a companion booklet to a CD of Prohibition-era music, focusing on Minnesota’s history during that period.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, Science Museum of Minnesota, $8,150
    Oneota Chronology and Ethnobotany in the St. Croix Valley: To hire qualified professionals to complete an ethnobotanical inventory of the Crites/Sheffield Site, St. Croix Valley.
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, Twin City Model Railroad Museum, $10,000
    “Marketing a Heritage” Gallery Exhibit Production: To hire qualified exhibit consultants to create new interpretive and instructional signage for a museum exhibit. 
  • Ramsey County, St. Paul, United Jewish Fund & Council, $10,000
    Mount Zion Temple Oral History Transcriptions: To transcribe oral history interviews from Mount Zion Temple, making them publicly accessible.
  • Renville County, Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Area Historical Society, $4,318
    Cataloging SHAHS Collections Using PastPerfect 5.0: To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
  • Renville County, Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Area Historical Society, $4,383
    Sacred Heart Public School National Register Nomination: To hire a qualified historian to complete the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Sacred Heart Public School.
  • Rice County, Northfield, Northfield Arts Guild, $9,390
    Manuscript of The History of the Northfield Arts Guild Visual Arts Program, 1959-2012: To produce a manuscript on the history of the Northfield Arts Guild Visual Arts Program. 
  • Rice County, Northfield, Northfield Public Library, $9,900
    History of the Northfield Public Library: To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript on the history of the Northfield Public Library. 
  • Scott County, Belle Plaine, City of Belle Plaine, $10,000
    Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Design Documents: To hire a qualified consultant to develop design guidelines that will help with the restoration of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • St. Louis County, Tower, Tower-Soudan Historical Society, $6,500
    Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station Conditions Assessment: To hire a qualified consultant to prepare a Conditions Assessment for the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station to establish a rehabilitation plan for the structure, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • St. Louis County, Ely, Ely Greenstone Public Art Committee, $10,000
    Historical signs on Ely’s Iron Ore Mines: To install interpretive signs containing the history of mining in the Ely area.
  • Stearns County, St. Cloud, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, $9,069
    Myron Hall Negatives Digitization Project: To digitize part of a large collection of photo negatives in order to broaden public accessibility. 
  • Steele County, Owatonna, Steele County Historical Society, $9,878
    Dunnell House Collections Project for Preservation and Interpretation: To improve care and management of collections through proper storage. 
  • Traverse County, Tintah, Taylor Township, $9,675
    Archaeology Dig at District #44 School: To hire a qualified archaeologist to excavate the dumping site at District #44 School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 
  • Wadena County, Wadena, Wadena County Historical Society, $4,400
    Evaluation of Building Mechanical Systems (HVAC): To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system preparatory to better control of the Wadena County Historical Society museum environment.
  • Waseca County, Waseca, Waseca County Historical Society, $9,866
    Waseca County Timeline Exhibit Research: To hire a qualified consultant to research and develop an exhibit plan for the Waseca County timeline exhibit.
  • Winona County, Winona, City of Winona, $10,000
    Winona Masonic Temple Historic Structure Report: To hire a qualified consultant to write a historic structure report for the Winona Masonic Temple, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Winona County, Winona, Polish Cultural Institute, $9,985
    Collections Inventory: To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust. 
  • Winona County, Winona, Winona State University, $9,995
    Object-by-Object Survey of Watkins Collection Prints: To gain intellectual and physical control of historic objects held in public trust.
  • Wright County, Howard Lake, City of Howard Lake, $6,560
    Feasibility Study for Rehabilitation of Historic City Hall Building, 2nd Floor: To hire a qualified consultant to write a feasibility study for Howard Lake City Hall, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Wright County, Rockford, City of Rockford, $9,950
    Design Drawings for HVAC Installation at Ames-Florida-Stork House: To hire qualified engineers to develop design drawings for the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, in planning for installation at the Ames-Florida-Stork House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Yellow Medicine County, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County Historical Society, $2,095
    Security System Update: To install a security system in order to protect the collections from theft or fire.

Visit legacy.mnhs.org/grants/deadlines for application deadlines for the 2014-2015 biennium. The Grants Manual is available at legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted only through the Society’s grants portal at mnhs.fluxx.io.

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