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2006 Fall Grant Awards

Twenty-three 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 2007. This was the second of two cycles for the 2006-2007 biennium. All of the projects will be completed in time for the celebration of the state's sesquicentennial.

Grants were awarded in the categories of historic properties, interpretive programs, microform copies, oral history, photographic collections, museum environments, and technology. Applicants in this cycle stressed public access to local history.

Blue Earth County: Blue Earth County Historical Society, $875 to purchase PastPerfect museum software for its archival collection.

Cook County: Cook County Historical Society, $715 to purchase PastPerfect museum software for its cataloging project.

Cook County: Gunflint Trail Historical Society, $6,000 to replace the roof of the Chik-Wauk Lodge, which has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Cook County: Schroeder Area Historical Society, $3,561 to upgrade of PastPerfect museum software with digital component.

Clay County: Probstfield Living History Farm Foundation, Inc., $5,000 for a historic structure report Randolph Probstfield barn.

Dakota County: Great River Greening, $6,000 to install visitor education markers on Pilot Knob.

Douglas County: Douglas County Historical Society, $700 to update their microfilm reader/printer for continued public access to primary records.

Fillmore County: Harmony Area Historical Society, $1,294 to purchase PastPerfect museum software for its cataloging project.

Hennepin County: Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, $4,000 toward its "World War II Tales from the Eastern Front" oral history project.

Kandiyohi County: Kandiyohi County Historical Society, $870 for the Sperry House light mitigation project.

Nicollet County: Nicollet County Historical Society, $2,500 to purchase microfilm copies of local newspapers.

Polk County: East Polk Heritage Center, $1,335 to purchase PastPerfect museum software for its cataloging project.

Pope County: Terrace Mill Foundation, $2,000 to restore siding, windows and a door on Terrace Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ramsey County: Cass Gilbert Society, Inc., $3,000 to upgrade the Cass Gilbert Society website.

Ramsey County: Czech and Slovack Cultural Center of Minnesota, $1,500 for its oral history of Czechoslovakian political refugees to the United States.

Ramsey County: HAND in HAND Productions, $5,700 for the third phase of its "Saint Paul Police Oral History."

Renville County: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society, $719 for its archival storage project.

Scott County: Scott County Historical Society, $1,042 for the Stans Museum exterior water mitigation project.

Sibley County: Sibley County Historical Society, $4,004 for the second phase of the August F. Poehler House storm window replacement project.

Swift County: Swift County Historical Society, $567 purchase microfilm copies of local newspapers to 1997.

Waseca County: Waseca County Historical Society, $2,500 to purchase a microfilm reader/printer for continued public access to primary records.

Wright County: Cokato Historical Society, $3,118 to further the Akerlund Photographic Studio glass plate collection reproduction and digitization project.

Yellow Medicine County: Granite Falls Historical Society, $1,000 to purchase PastPerfect museum software for its cataloging project.