2002 Fall Grant Awards

Twenty-nine applicants to the Minnesota Historical Society’s State Grants-in-Aid program received $94,866 during the fiscal year 2003 fall cycle. Grants were awarded in historic properties, artifact collections, interpretive programs, microform copies, oral history, photographic collections, museum environments, and technology categories. This cycle saw a greater emphasis by applicants on following planning tools and developing new interpretive programs.

Anoka County: Anoka County Historical Society, $3,500, to purchase microfilm copies of newspapers from Anoka County.

Brown County: Lind House Association, Inc., $7,500, for the John Lind House front porch restoration. John Lind House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carlton County: Carlton County Historical Society, $690, Biography of Harry Newby, Sr.; an oral history project.

Cook County: Schroeder Area Historical Society, $2,055, "Mining for History:" a project to research Taconite Harbor leading to an exhibit.

Cottonwood County: Cottonwood County Historical Society, $915, PastPerfect museum software acquisition.

Dakota County: Dakota County Historical Society, $5,200, to synthesize research on the William G. LeDuc House with an eye towards educational objectives. William G. LeDuc House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dodge County: Dodge County Historical Society, $6,000, to reroof the Wasioja Schoolhouse. The Wasioja Historic District, including the schoolhouse, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Douglas County: Douglas County Historical Society, $1,000, to purchase the 1930 Census of Minnesota.

Grant County: Grant County Historical Society, $904, to purchase microfilm records.

Hennepin County: Hennepin History Museum, $1,050, to conserve its Minneapolis Sanborn Fire Insurance Map collection.

Kandiyohi County: Kandiyohi County Historical Society, $982, to purchase microfilm death records and newspapers.

Martin County: Martin County Historical Society, $3,800, Lost Towns of Martin County, part II; an interpretive marker program.

Morrison County: Morrison County Historical Society, $2,274, Uncommon Focus: Images of Morrison County; a photographic collections project.

Olmsted County: Olmsted County Historical Society, $7,500, to restore the house entrances and cave masonry at the George Stoppel Farmstead. The George Stoppel Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Otter Tail County: Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, $4,600, for an oral history of Women and War.

Pine County: Audubon Center of the North Woods, $4,000, to restore the Arnold Schwyzer Summer House chimney. The Arnold Schwyzer Summer House and Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pipestone County: Pipestone County Historical Society, $5,952, to reroof the Old Pipestone City Hall. The Old Pipestone City Hall, a part of the Pipestone Commercial Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses the Pipestone County Historical Society.

Ramsey County: Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, $2,350, to purchase a microfilm reader/printer.

Ramsey County: Little Canada Historical Society, Inc., $2,250, to purchase a microfilm reader/printer.

Ramsey County: Maplewood Area Historical Society, $3,100, to purchase PastPerfect museum software and a computer.

Ramsey County: Ramsey County Historical Society, $5,500, for the Dakotah Learning Lodge design and implementation; an interpretive program.

Ramsey County: Upper Swede Hollow Neighborhood Association, $2,000, to research the Judiciary Triangle for further interpretive programs.

Ramsey County: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, $1,134, to purchase White Bear Lake newspapers 1934-2000.

Sherburne County: Sherburne County Historical Society, $4,114, to photo document objects on its collections management software.

Stearns County: Stearns History Museum, $7,500, to improve building environmental systems.

Steele County: Steele County Historical Society, $132, to install a security system on the OZ Press building.

Watonwan County: St. James Opera House Restoration Project, Inc., $6,200, to restore the first floor fašade on the St. James Opera House.

Watonwan County: Watonwan County Historical Society, $1,414, to purchase PastPerfect museum software and a computer.

Wright County: Wright County Historical Society, $1,250, to purchase furnishings for interpreted log cabins based on findings from their previous grant to write furnishing plans.