The Minnesota Historical Society issued a news release today announcing 36 recipients of 38 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants (up to $10,000 each), totaling $319,726 in 19 counties.

These small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofit and educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations preserve and share Minnesota history.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Council Heritage Fund through the vote Minnesotans took November 4, 2008.

The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

  • Northfield Historical Society received $9,952 for Textile Storage and Catalog Record Improvement, Phase 1. To provide better storage conditions, allowing for greater public access to objects in the collection.
  • Steele County Historical Society in Owatonna received $10,000 to hire a qualified engineer to develop an engineering report for the Daniel S. Piper House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The report is needed for stabilization purposes.

Portions of the above descriptions are from the Minnesota Historical Society News Release.

The most grants went to Ramsey and Hennepin counties with nine each.

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