Minnesota Historical Society announces recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

On July 12, 2022, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced recent recipients of 33 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants totaling $281,675 in 23 counties. It’s always exciting to see what’s happening with the fund from the Legacy Amendment in our state.

A few examples of the grants and how they will be used:

  • Cottonwood County Historical Society, Windom, $10,000
    To purchase a microfilm reader/printer/scanner to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, $10,000
    To hire a qualified professional to complete a manuscript on the history of Japanese American college students in World War II Minnesota.

  • Scandia Heritage Alliance, Scandia, $10,000
    To hire a qualified historian to conduct primary source research on the history of indigenous peoples who lived along the St. Croix River around what is now Scandia and Marine on St. Croix.

  • Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud, $9,655
    To write a literature review of the Dakota and Ojibwe people in Stearns County.

To see the full list of grant recipients click here to view the media release on the MNHS website.

 

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