Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Supporting the preservation of Minnesota’s history and culture since 2008

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture. This state-funded program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, created through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

About the Grants program

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Fall 2019 HRAC Meeting

The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) met to publicly discuss and determine funding recommendations for this year's round of large Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants applications.
View the Applicant list for Large Grants (PDF).

The following are audio files of the livestream deliberations:

Notice to Solicit Nominees to Historic Resources Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Historical Society seeks candidates for service on the Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC). Committee members make funding recommendations for requests of more than $10,000 and provide policy and grant-making guidance for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, funded by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. There are currently four open appointments with terms starting in January 2020.
More information on serving on this committee and how to apply »

Find a specialist

The Preservation Specialists Directory is a resource of companies and individuals that can provide services for your grant projects. These include tradespeople, collections specialists, exhibit planners, and much more.

Additional history resources

Augment your history organization's development and your own management skills with these tools and services designed to help you interpret and preserve the history of your community.