Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Supporting the preservation of Minnesota’s history and culture since 2008

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture. This state-funded program is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund using sales tax revenue resulting from the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy amendment created through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. 

About the Grants program

Special Notice

The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) met on November 4 and 5, 2021 to publicly discuss and determine their funding recommendations for this year's round of large Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants applications. The meetings were recorded and the links to view them are below.

HRAC Recording Discussion Index

2022 Large applicant list for HRAC

Please send an email to grants@mnhs.org with questions.

Find a specialist

The Preservation Specialists Directory is a resource of companies and individuals that can provide services for your grant projects. These include tradespeople, collections specialists, exhibit planners, and much more.

Additional history resources

Augment your history organization's development and your own management skills with these tools and services designed to help you interpret and preserve the history of your community.