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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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MNopedia Partners with MinnPost

One of the Minnesota Historical Society's Legacy-funded projects, MNopedia, recently started a year-long partnership with the online news organization Minnpost.

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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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U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Exhibit Opens on June 30

2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. On June 30, 2012, the exhibit, “The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862” will open at the Minnesota History Center.

Visitors of the exhibit will have the opportunity to examine evidence from the war, such as documents, images and artifacts from the Society’s collections. Visitors will learn about the broken treaties and promises that led to this disastrous chapter in Minnesota history. Accession records will accompany artifacts so visitors will know how they were acquired. “The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862” exhibit will include multiple viewpoints, including commentary from descendants of those touched by the war, as well as historical and contemporary voices. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will be encouraged to draw their own conclusions about what happened and why. Read more information at www.usdakotawar.org/exhibit.

‘Then Now Wow’ Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center Nov. 23

From past to present, many “Wow!” moments have shaped this great state. Come learn about them in the largest exhibit ever created by the Minnesota Historical Society!

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 U.S. Dakota War of 1862

“The Battle of Birch Coulee,” Lithograph by Paul G. Biersach, 1912.‎2012 marks 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a tragic time in Minnesota's history. The war, its causes and its aftermath had a profound impact in shaping Minnesota.

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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New Featured Legacy Projects

We’re featuring some new projects on the Minnesota History: Building a Legacy website this year. Take a look at some of the projects that are happening around the state:

Civil War CapThe Civil War: Forging Minnesota’s Identity
From being the first state to volunteer troops to defend the Union, to the First Minnesota’s heroic charge at Gettysburg, Minnesota played a valuable role in the U.S. Civil War. The war also helped shape our young state. Read about Civil War projects, including Statewide Public Programs, Civil War Exhibit and Civil War Collections Online and The Civil War Daybook.

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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.