MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES TO ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND WORKSHOPS

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Release dated: 
August 3, 2011
Media contacts: 

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

David Grabitske
Historic Preservation
651-259-3460
david.grabitske@mnhs.org

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES TO ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND WORKSHOPS

The Minnesota Historical Society will host nine workshops around the state in August in September to talk with the public about competitive grants that will soon be available through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program, which is supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Each workshop will last about two hours.  RSVP is required.  Please call 652-259-3467 or register online.

August 15 | Watonwan County Historical Society, Madelia, 1 p.m.

August 16 | Staples City Hall, 1 p.m.

August 17 | Minneapolis Central Public Library, 10 a.m.

August 18 | Archer House, Northfield, 10 a.m.

August 18 | Hugo City Hall, 6:30 p.m.

August 29 | Winona County Historical Society, 10 a.m.

August 30 | Swift County Historical Society, Benson, 1 p.m.

August 31 | Tri River Pioneer Museum, Plummer, 10 a.m.

September 1 | Saint Louis County Historical Society, Duluth, 10 a.m.

Workshop participants will:

  • learn the purpose of the grants program
  • learn about recent legislative changes to the program
  • learn about the new MHS Grants Portal powered by Fluxx
  • get answers to questions about prospective projects and
  • give feedback about the grants program
  • The purpose of the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program is to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's cultural and historical resources and to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation statewide.

This program is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. 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.