Historical Society announces Legacy Small Grants

The Minnesota Historical Society announces 50 recipients of 56 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants (up to $10,000 each), totaling $415,269 in 29 counties.

Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofit and educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations preserve and share Minnesota history. This cycle of awards was approved by the MNHS Executive Council on June 1, 2017.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are 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.

Each project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. All grants are competitive and are awarded according to program guidelines and criteria and professional standards. Included in this round of Legacy Small Grants was the Lyon County Historical Society, Marshall for $10,000.

The museum is planning an, “Exhibit Plan for New Permanent Exhibit Gallery) and they will hire a qualified consultant to write an exhibit plan for the Lyon County Historical Society’s Second floor space.

Society for the Study of Local and Regional History, Marshall, $7,932 was awarded a grant for: •The Women of Southwest Minnesota and the Great War, Phase III: To hire qualified professionals to publish an essay on women in southwest Minnesota during World War I.

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