Minnesota: $432,940 in 52 Grants to Support History via the Legacy Amendment

Safe historical storage, microfilm readers and printers, microfilm purchases, oral histories, and building preservation are just some of the reasons why 52 grants were awarded to a variety of organizations around Minnesota.

“The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce 52 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $432,940 to organizations in 24 counties. . . . This state-funded program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.”

I applaud the aspects related to microfilm but I wish that more of the grant monies were dedicated to digitization so that the real benefit would be expanded to more people who don’t reside in the area of the library or historical organization.

For a full list of the grants, please see the press release on the Minnesota Historical Society’s website: https://www.mnhs.org/media/news/17053.

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