Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

New Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants awarded across the state

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to announce that more than 80 organizations in 37 counties throughout the state will receive Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants for projects that will preserve and share our state’s rich history and cultural heritage today and for many generations to come.

In this latest round of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, MHS awarded 56 mid-size and large grants (over $7,000) and 33 small grants (up to $7,000). See the full media release for the list of grant recipients.

"These projects will enhance access to history for all people now and in the future," says David Grabitske, manager of outreach services. "Accessibility means that people will be able to use the power of Minnesota history to transform their communities."

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’s land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage. Information about Minnesota Historical and Cultural grant projects can be found at legacy.mnhs.org.

The remaining Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants deadlines for fiscal year 2013, which began July 1, 2012, are:

Deadlines for Small Grants (up to $7,000):
October 5, 2012
November 9, 2012 (funds permitting)
January 11, 2013 (funds permitting)

The Grants Manual is available at legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted through the Society’s grants portal at grants.mnhs.org.

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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.