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2005 Fall Grant Awards

Nineteen applicants to the Minnesota Historical Society's State Grants-in-Aid program received a total of $58,000 in the fall cycle of fiscal year 2006. This was the first of two cycles, instead of four, in the biennium of 2006-2007.

Grants were awarded in the categories of historic properties, artifact collections, interpretive programs, microform copies, oral history, manuscripts collections, museum environments, and technology.

Brown: Brown County Historical Society, $1,480, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software.

Cass: City of Cass Lake in cooperation with the Leech Lake Tribal Historic Preservation Office, $1,500, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software.

Faribault: Wells Historical Society, $2,500, to repoint the chimneys on the Milwaukee Road Depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Goodhue: Goodhue Area Historical Society, $1,050, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software; and, Goodhue County Historical Society, $1,393, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software.

Hennepin: American Indian Neighborhood Development Corporation, $3,500, for the "City Indians" oral history project; and, Westonka Historical Society, $1,252, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software.

Martin: Martin County Historical Society, $6,000, to install an elevator for museum accessibility.

Mower: Austin Area Commission for the Arts, $6,000, to restore the spire on the Paramount Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Otter Tail: Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, $1,780, to purchase Finnish language newspapers on microfilm.

Pope: Terrace Mill Foundation, $470, to produce the video, "Welcome to Terrace Mill Historic District," listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey: North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, $3,651, to inventory and catalog its scouting patch collection.

Renville: Renville County Historical Society, $2,000, to purchase newspapers on microfilm. Saint Louis: Saint Louis County Historical Society, $2,595, to purchase museum environmental monitoring equipment.

Sibley: Sibley County Historical Society, $5,953, to restore stormwindows on the August F. Poehler House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stearns: Stearns History Museum, $6,000, to inventory and catalog architectural records.

Watonwan: St. James Opera House Restoration Project, $6,000, to restore the west entrance of the St. James Opera House, which has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Winona: Winona County Historical Society, $4,465, to repoint the Winona Armory, a contributing feature of the Winona Commercial Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wright: Cokato Historical Society, $411, to purchase newspapers on microfilm.