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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