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2001 Fall Grant Awards

Twenty-seven applicants received $90,032 in state grants-in-aid during the Minnesota Historical Society's fiscal year 2002 fall cycle. Grants were awarded in the categories of historic properties, artifact collections, interpretive programs, microform copies, oral history, photographic collections, museum environments, and technology. The trend among applications in the current cycle was toward technologies like cataloging software, websites, and electronic collections access.

Becker County: Becker County Historical Society, $7,500, Textile Collection Storage.

Brown County: Brown County Historical Society, $1,940, New Ulm Post Office Lightning Arrest System. The New Ulm Post Office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Brown County: Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, $522, purchase PastPerfect museum software.

Carver County: Carver County Historical Society, $2,400, Storage facility shelving.

Carver County: Watertown Area Historical Society, $554, purchase Carver County News newspapers on microfilm.

Clay County: Probstfield Living History Farm Foundation, $5,000, Randolph M. Probstfield House Historic Structure Report. The Randolph M. Probstfield House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cook County: Cook County Historical Society, $1,497, Tourism 20 Years Later.

Cook County: North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, $884, Environmental storage area.

Douglas County: Douglas County Historical Society, $1,000, purchase 76 reels of Douglas County tax lists on microfilm.

Goodhue County: Goodhue County Historical Society, $1,348, photographic database project.

Hennepin County: Minneapolis American Indian Center, $5,000, George Morrison Mural Restoration.

Lincoln County: Lake Benton Area Historical Society, $3,000, Microfilm Reader/Printer purchase.

McLeod County: McLeod County Historical Society, $5,000, Heritage Center humidity control project.

Mille Lacs County: Milaca Area Historical Society, $1,467, Milaca Area Government Records microfilm purchase.

Olmsted County: Olmsted County Historical Society, $5,000, Earthlinked HVAC system upgrade.

Pope County: Pope County Historical Society, $2,750, textile preservation and storage.

Ramsey County: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, $3,000, Microfilm Reader/Printer purchase.

Renville County: Renville County Historical Society, $3,000, purchase Renville County Newspapers on microfilm.

Rice County: Trondhjem Communtity Preservation Society, Inc., $5,000, Trondhjem Norwegian Lutheran Church sanctuary restoration. Trondhjem Norwegian Lutheran Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Saint Louis County: Sacred Heart Music Center, $5,000, Sacred Heart Cathedral north wall water abatement. Sacred Heart Cathedral and Cathedral School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Scott County: Scott County Historical Society, $5,000, Scott County Historical Society Website Development.

Stearns County: Sinclair Lewis Foundation, $7,500, Sinclair Lewis Childhood Home (National Historic Landmark) roof repair. Sinclair Lewis Childhood Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stearns County: Stearns History Museum, $5,000, Collections Storage 2002.

Steele County: Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum, Inc., $4,000, Documentary Film, Phase II.

Todd County: City of Long Prairie, $3,070, George Christie House roof and window project.

Wilkin County: Wilkin County Historical Society, $3,000, Microfilm Reader/Printer purchase.

Wright County: Wright County Historical Society, $1,600, Furnishing Plan for three log cabins.