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2008 Fall Grant Awards

With the generous support of the Minnesota Legislature and the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded twenty-seven grants totaling $182,383 intwenty-one countiesduring the fall cycle of the FY 2009 State Grants-in-Aid program. Applicants this year plan to use the funding to restore historic properties, implement andenhance exhibits, and improve access to information.

Chippewa County: Chippewa County, $6,595, to restore wallpaper in the Olof Swensson Farmstead.

Clearwater County: Clearwater County Historical Society, $4,001, for a gallery lighting upgrade.

Cook County: North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, $3,060, for photo collection digitization and reproduction.

Dakota County: Dakota County Historical Society, $1,065, for microfilm records.

Goodhue County: Red Wing Property Conservation Fund, $16,088, for Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Depot restoration.

Faribault County: Delavan High School, Inc., $15,000 for roof replacement.

Freeborn County: Freeborn County Historical Society, $2,101, for newspapers on microfilm.

Hennepin County: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, $10,000, for storm windows for the Ard Godfrey House.

Hennepin County: Alliance Francaise of the Twin Cities, $2,170, for hardwood floor restoration.

Hennepin County: Hassan Area Historical Society, $1,700, for an oral history project.

Hubbard County: Hubbard County Historical Society, $3,600, for inventory digitization.

Jackson County: Jackson County Historical Society, $1,216, for a technology upgrade.

Lake County: Finland Minnesota Historical Society, $1,752, for an artifact inventory and cataloging project.

Mahnomen County: Mahnomen County Historical Society, $135, for newspapers on microfilm.

Marshall County: Marshall County Historical Society, $2,400, for “Getting up to Speed” computerization project.

Martin County: Martin County Historical Society, $6,082, for lighting in the Pioneer Museum.

Mower County: Hormel Historic Home, $10,000, to install an energy-efficient hot water boiler.

Nicollet County: Nicollet County Historical Society, $2,217, for an archival storage initiative project.

Pope County: Ann Bickle House, $16,597, for tuckpointing and sewer repair.

Ramsey County: Minnesota Transportation Museum, $10,000 for Great Northern Powerhouse stabilization plans.

Renville County: Renville County Historical Society, $1,938, to microfilm township records.

St. Louis County: Friends of B’nai Abraham Synagogue, $48,500 for synagogue restoration.

St. Louis County: St. Louis County Historical Society, $3,500, for Generations of Service exhibit.

St. Louis County: Tower-Soudan Historical Society, $1,122, for a cemetery record management system.

Washington County: Washington County Historical Society: $1,250, to transfer John Runk film to DVD.

Winona County: Pickwick Mill Board, Inc., $10,000, for restoration of the Pickwick Mill roof.

Wright County: Cokato Historical Society, $294, for newspapers on microfilm.