2003 Fall Grant Awards
The Minnesota Historical Society awarded grants to 17 applicants in the fall cycle of FY 2004, for a total of $48,000. Grants were awarded in the categories of historic properties, artifact collections, microform copies, oral history, photographic collections, museum environments, and technology. This cycle was characterized by innovative projects that addressed specialized problems.
Anoka County: Anoka County Historical Society, $2,300, Light mitigation project, Anoka
Blue Earth County: Blue Earth County Historical Society, $2,600, 3-dimensional storage box upgrade, Mankato
Brown County: Springfield Area Historical Society, $1,700, purchase PastPerfect museum software, Springfield
Chippewa County: Chippewa County Historical Society, $366, purchase storage shelving, Montevideo
Cottonwood County: Cottonwood County Historical Society, $2,600, purchase storage units, Windom
Grant County: Grant County Historical Society, $2,500, purchase a digital microfilm reader/printer, Elbow Lake
Hennepin County: Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, $5,000, Making It Home oral history project, Minneapolis
Isanti County: Isanti County Historical Society, $2,634, purchase PastPerfect museum software, Cambridge
Kandiyohi County: Kandiyohi County Historical Society, $1,514, purchase a hardwire fire alarm system, Willmar
Lake County: Lake County Historical Society, $5,000, Three Spot Locomotive Engine Restoration project, Two Harbors
Lake of the Woods County: Depot Preservation Alliance, $5,000, Baudette Canadian National Depot window restoration project, Baudette. The Baudette Canadian National Depot is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Marshall County: Argyle Historical Society, $500, Picture preservation project, Argyle
Renville County: Renville County Historical Society, $2,500, purchase microfilmed county newspapers up to 1930, Morton
Stearns County: Stearns History Museum, $1,800, Collections Storage 2004, St. Cloud
Wabasha County: Wabasha County Historical Society, $5,000, Geothermal heating and cooling extension, Reads Landing. The Reads Landing School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Watonwan County: St. James Opera House Restoration Project, Inc., $5,000, St. James Opera House westside paired windows restoration, Saint James. The St. James Opera House is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wilkin County: Wilkin County Historical Society, $1,986, to purchase microfilm newspapers of Daily News, Breckenridge