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2003 Winter Grant Awards

Sixteen applicants to the Minnesota Historical Society's State Grants-in-Aid program received $42,989 during the fiscal year 2003 winter cycle. Grants were awarded in historic properties, artifact collections, microform copies, oral history, photographic collections, museum environments, and technology categories. This cycle saw a greater emphasis by applicants on core historical organization activities like building restoration, collections management, and updating microfilm holdings.

Carver County: Carver County Historical Society, $800, "Norwood Young America: Merging Two Communities"; an oral history project.

Dakota County: Dakota City Heritage Village, Inc., $2,461, collection management conversion to PastPerfect museum software.

Freeborn County: Freeborn County Historical Society, $550, purchase PastPerfect museum software and upgrade its computer network.

Hennepin County: Golden Valley Historical Society, $3,500, ADA restroom upgrade.

Lake County: Finland Minnesota Historical Society, $1,200, Reviewing Finland: preserving and stabilizing the FMHS photo collection.

Martin County: Fairmont Opera House, Inc., $2,788, Fairmont Opera House truss repair. The Fairmont Opera House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.            

McLeod County: McLeod County Historical Society, $2,000, purchase microfilm of US Census and county newspapers.

Otter Tail County: Otter Tail County Historical Society, $1,750, purchase archival storage supplies.

Redwood County: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Tourist Center, $2,990, purchase microfilm of Walnut Grove newspapers.

Renville County: Renville County Historical Society, $3,500, Machine Shed storage and lighting project.

Rice County: Northfield Historical Society, $5,000, Scriver Block eave and gutter repair. The Scriver Block is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stevens County: Stevens County Historical Society, $5,000, Morris Carnegie Library entrance restoration. The Morris Carnegie Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Washington County: City of Marine-on-St. Croix, $1,250, Marine on Saint Croix Historic District: Township Hall climate control. The Marine on Saint Croix Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Winona County: Winona County Historical Society, $5,000, Winona Commercial Historic District: Winona Armory reproofing. The Winona Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wright County: Cokato Historical Society, $4,000, Akerlund Photographic Studio roof replacement. The Gust Akerlund Photographic Studio is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Yellow Medicine County: Yellow Medicine County Historical Society, $1,200, Preserving Our Past shelving project