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


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro State of Minnesota

41 mid-size and large grants made possible by the Legacy Amendment are awarded to organizations

in 23 counties throughout Minnesota for projects of enduring value



ST. PAUL, Minn. –The Minnesota Historical Society announces the newest recipients of 41 mid-size ($10,001 - $50,000) and large ($50,001 and up) grants in 23 counties totaling $3.57 million. Mid-size and large grants are awarded once each fiscal year; they provide an unprecedented opportunity for non-profit and educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations to preserve and share the state’s history and cultural heritage.

“Many grants approved in this round fund planning and research, essential first steps in any successful history project,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “Minnesota citizens expect that projects will be done to the highest standards, so I am delighted to see the right steps being taken at the outset to ensure end results will have enduring value.”

Each Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. The competitive grants are awarded according to program guidelines and criteria and professional standards.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Recipients: Mid-Size and Large Grants

•Fillmore County (Lanesboro), City of Lanesboro, $40,000

Preserving Iconic Heimbygda Lodge, Design Services: To hire a qualified consultant to develop planning documents that will help preserve the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Hall, now Sons of Norway Heimbygda Lodge, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

About Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

The Minnesota Historical Society received a legislative appropriation of $11.2 million for the 2014-2015 biennium for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants: $5,525,000 for FY 2014 and $5,675,000 for FY 2015.

Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in three tiers. Small grants of $10,000 or less are awarded quarterly. The next three small grants deadlines are Oct. 10, 2014; Jan. 9, 2015; and April 10, 2015. Applications for mid-size and large grants are awarded once in each fiscal year of the biennium.

All grants are administered through a competiti .....
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