Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

Press release

The Minnesota Historical Society Reaches 1,000 Legacy Grant Milestone

The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded 64 new Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000 each (listed by county below). This latest round of grants marks a 1,000-grant milestone since the grants, funded by the Legacy Amendment, began in 2009.

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History Initiatives Funded by the Legacy Amendment Benefit Minnesota Students, Teachers and the Economy

Learn how history projects and programs funded by the Legacy Amendment are impacting Minnesotans in a new report and video, just released by the Minnesota Historical Society. 

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48 New Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants and Four New Partnership Grants Awarded Statewide

The Minnesota Historical Society today announced 48 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000 each and four new Partnership Grants totaling $155,410. The grants are being awarded in dozens of counties across the state to help local organizations preserve and share Minnesota history.

The Society also reminds interested applicants that the next grants deadline is January 11, 2013, which may be the final deadline for this 2012-2013 biennium depending upon available funds. The Grants Manual is available at legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted only through the Society’s grants portal at grants.mnhs.org.

“Every year, we receive hundreds of grant proposals for the cause of history and historic preservation,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “We review each proposal to ensure the project meets established criteria and will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. This latest round of grants wisely uses the power of history to transform lives and communities, while building a legacy for Minnesota.”

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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.

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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.

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New Round of Highly Competitive Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded in Dozens of Minnesota Communities

Important Minnesota stories will be preserved and shared thanks to a new round of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants awarded by the Minnesota Historical Society with funds from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Fifty-nine new grants have been awarded in 29 counties across the state (see list below).

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New Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded As Highly Competitive 2012 Grant Cycle Closes

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce that 12 organizations in 11 counties will preserve and share our state's history with support from Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, funded by the Legacy Amendment. With this announcement, funds set aside for fiscal year 2012, which ends June 30, are now all granted.

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.

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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.

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2012 Report to the Governor and Legislature

Minnesotans around the state are preserving and sharing more history than ever thanks to support from the Legacy Amendment, which mandates that a portion of funds "preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage."

A new report from the Minnesota Historical Society details 2012 Legacy history projects and programs that are creating new opportunities for students, revitalizing communities, protecting priceless historical resources and allowing unprecedented access to those resources.

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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.