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2008 Winter Grant Awards

Grants were awarded in the categories of historic properties, interpretive programs, microform copies, museum environments, oral history, photographic collections, publications and research, and technology. Projects were varied, including historic structures reports, building rehabilitation, artifact storage, publications, oral histories, and technological upgrades.

Blue Earth County: Blue Earth County Historical Society, $2,400, to purchase steel storage shelving.

Brown County: Wanda Gag House Association, $3,000, to restore Anton Gag’s faux wood graining in the Wanda Gag Childhood Home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Brown County: New Ulm Turnverein, $10,000, for a historic structures report for Turner Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carver County: Carver County Historical Society, $729, to purchase Carver County newspapers on microfilm.

Clay County: Probstfield Farm Living History Foundation, $7,500, for restoration of the barn roof at the Randolph M. Probstfield House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cook County: Cook County Historical Society, $1,983, for an archival storage project.

Dakota County: Dakota County Historical Society, $7,500, for a biography on Harold Stassen.

Dakota County: Lakeville Area Historical Society, $1,932, for an interpretive sign project.

Faribault County: Wells Historical Society, $40,000, for roof restoration on the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fillmore County: City of Preston, $2,500, for an oral history project.

Fillmore County: Chatfield Brass Band, Inc., $4,617, for the preservation of instrumental music.

Goodhue County: Zumbrota Area Historical Society, $1,427, for a fire and security alarm system.

Grant County: Grant County Historical Society, $1,635, for photograph collection preservation.

Hennepin County: Rockford Area Historical Society, $6,250, for a structural survey for the Ames-Florida House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hennepin County: Edina Historical Society, $2,425, “From Small Town to Suburb” oral history project.

Houston County: La Crescent Area Historical Society, $1,500, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software.

Meeker County: Greater Litchfield Opera House Association, Inc., $5,000, for a historic structure report for the Litchfield Opera House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mille Lacs County: Milaca Area Historical Society, $1,309, to purchase PastPerfect museum cataloging software.

Mower County: Austin Area Commission for the Arts, Inc., $3,150, for neon lighting restoration at the Paramount Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nicollet County: Arts Center of St. Peter, $4,680, for “Giving Vision and Voice to the Minnesota River Valley” interpretive project.

Pipestone County: Pipestone County Historical Society, $2,949, for a microfilm reader purchase.

Polk County: Prairie Skyline Foundation, Inc., $6,000, for a foundation stabilization project on 107-109 Robert Street buildings, within the boundaries of the Crookston Historic District.

Ramsey County: Maplewood Area Historical Society, $352, for a scanner/digitization project.

Ramsey County: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, $803, for an online photograph project.

Ramsey County: Saint Paul Police Historical Society, $2,000, for a reproduction 19th century police uniform project.

Ramsey County: Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota, $8,000, toward the installation of a sprinkler system in the CSPS Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Redwood County: Dakota Wicohan, $7,600, for a Dakota elders language and oral history project.

Renville County: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society, $6,330, for “Sacred Heart: Town and Country” book publication.

Renville County: Danube Historical Society, $8,000, for the Danube Railroad Depot HVAC project.

Rice County: Northfield Historical Society, $2,500, toward the Northfield History Collaborative project.

St. Louis County: City of Buhl, $10,000, toward the restoration of stained glass in the Buhl Public Library, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sherburne County: Sherburne County Historical Society, $5,431, for the rehabilitation and preservation of the Herbert M. Fox House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wright County: Cokato Historical Society, $6,000, for a glass plate negative preservation project at the Akerlund Photographic Studio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wright County: Wright County Historical Society, $6,350, for the Heritage Center light mitigation project.