Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Preserving Priceless Resources: Recipients of Mid-Size and Large Historical And Cultural Heritage Grants

The Minnesota Historical Society today announced 59 recipients of mid-size and large Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants for fiscal year 2012. Mid-size grants are awarded in amounts between $7,001 and $50,000, and large grants for $50,001 or more. Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

In addition, the Minnesota Historical Society announced four partnerships for history-minded organizations outside of the Society to come together to enhance access to Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

“This latest group of awards really begins to reach out across disciplines and funding lines to collaborate with arts, library and other groups as the legislature had encouraged. The Historic Resources Advisory Committee that reviews grant proposals keeps such encouragements in mind,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society.

“In this round of recipients, awards address a great many ways that history makes life in Minnesota so rich, deep and vibrant, from the preservation of historic spaces for arts and low-income housing, to preserving modern experiences that will become history, and fostering films with solid historical content.”

Read the full press release, including the list of grant recipients and partners.

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