Historical preservation covers many angles. People, places, historical markers, and even work to apply for historical designations. The Minnesota Historical Society has announced small and large grants approved by the MNHS Executive Council in December 2023. The grants are mainly for work to be done in 2024. A selection of the grants is listed below. The URLs below each section will take to the full listings for each size grant.
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grant Recipients
Faribault County Historical Society, Blue Earth, $10,000
To hire a qualified historian to complete an evaluation to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for Walter Mondale’s boyhood home in Elmore, Minnesota.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, $10,000
To hire qualified professionals to publish a book on the history of two female Clay County painters whose pioneer families’ histories were preserved in their writings and artwork.
Upper Mississippi Academy, St. Paul, $8,190
To add Indigenous Minnesota history educational items and books to Upper Mississippi Academy’s holdings to make this information more accessible to the public.
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grant Recipients
City of Browns Valley, Browns Valley, $259,681
To hire qualified professionals to repair the Browns Valley Carnegie Public Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
City of Duluth, Duluth, $165,725
To design, produce, and install a set of interpretive markers on the City of Duluth’s Lakewalk to tell the history of the city’s growth and evolution.
Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota, St. Paul, $85,978
To hire qualified professionals to produce a documentary on the recent history of Romanian immigration to Minnesota.
Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul, $24,000
To develop a web-based portal that will enable better public access to Ramsey County Historical Society’s historic resources.
Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi, St. Paul, $200,026
To hire qualified consultants to develop and install an exhibit to interpret the history and cultural significance of Wakáŋ Tipi Cave (Dwelling Place of the Sacred), a historically significant Dakota sacred site in St. Paul.
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