42 organizations in 27 counties receive Legacy-funded grants of $10,001 or more to support Minnesota history in FY2019
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 42 historical and cultural heritage large grants ($10,001 and up) in 27 counties, totaling $4,849,057 in fiscal year 2019. The grants, awarded once each fiscal year, are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.
“Every year we see so many exciting projects [geared] to preserve Minnesota history for future generations to experience, learn and enjoy. This year is no exception,” said Carolyn Veeser-Egbide, grants manager for the MNHS.
Grant applications were recommended for funding by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC), a volunteer panel made up of citizens from around the state.The MNHS Executive Council approved the recommendations on October 25, 2018.
Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grant large grant recipients
• The city of Winona will receive $316,993 to help with the restoration of the
Winona Masonic Temple exterior. Qualified professionals will be hired to repair the exterior of the Winona Masonic Temple, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
• The Islamic Center of Winona won a grant worth $56,500
in order to hire a qualified consultant to develop architectural drawings for the Second National Bank — listed in the National Register of Historic Places — now headquarters for the center.
About Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grants
The Minnesota Historical Society received a legislative appropriation of $11 million for the 2018-2019 biennium for the Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grants: $4.5 million in fiscal year 2018 and $6.5 million in fiscal year 2019.
Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in two funding tiers. Small grants of $10,000 or less are awarded quarterly and large grants are awarded once in each fiscal year of the biennium. All grants are administered through a competitive process using professional standards and criteria.
For more information on the Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grants program, including application deadlines, visit legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted only through the MNHS grants portal.
Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grants are made possible by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.
MSHS is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. It collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves the past, shares the state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit its website at mnhs.org.