Public Invited to Statewide Minnesota History Grants Workshops

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Release dated: 
April 15, 2013
Media contacts: 

Julianna Olsen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3039 • julianna.olsen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

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Public Invited to Statewide Minnesota History Grants Workshops

Nine Workshops Held Statewide in May, June 2013

The Minnesota Historical Society is holding nine workshops statewide in May and June of 2013 to help the public learn what's new with the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (MCHC) Grants program and how to apply for grants.

MHCH grants provide an unprecedented opportunity for non-profit and educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations to preserve and share our state’s history and cultural heritage.

The Minnesota Historical Society hopes to receive a new legislative appropriation to award MHCH grants during fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Workshops

May 14 Andover, Anoka County Parks Bunker Hills Activity Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW
9:00-12:00

May 15 St. Cloud, Stearns History Museum, 235 South 33rd Ave.
9:00-12:00

May 16 Marshall, Southwest Minnesota State University Student Center, 1501 State St.
9:00-12:00

May 21 Stillwater, Washington County Historic Courthouse, 101 Pine St. W
9:00-12:00

May 23 Rochester, Crawford Room, Olmsted County History Center, 1195 W Circle Dr. SW
9:00-12:00

June 5 Bemidji, Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW
9:00-12:00

June 6 Duluth,St. Louis County Heritage and Art Center (the Depot), 506 W Michigan St.
9:00-12:00

June 6 St. Paul, Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave
1:00-4:00

June 11 Wayzata, Wayzata Depot, 402 East Lake St.
9:00-12:00

About Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
Since 2009, more than 1,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (MHCH) grants have been awarded in all 87 Minnesota counties. Grants are available for history and historic preservation projects in three tiers: Small Grants of $7,000 or less, Mid-Size Grants between $7,001 and $50,000, and Large Grants of more than $50,001. For more information on the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, including tentative application deadlines, visit legacy.mnhs.org/grants. To learn about current and past MHCH grants projects, visit legacy.mnhs.org.

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 amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

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Minnesota Museums Month is a statewide celebration of museums, their stories, and their communities. This May, visit a new museum in your community, take a road trip, or return to one of your favorites that you haven’t seen in a while. Museums of every type—art, historical, science, arboretums, zoos and more—are participating. For more information visit www.museumsmonth.org.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society 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, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.