Heritage Partnership Program Supports $237,989 in Grants to Minnesota History Organizations
For immediate release
Release dated: July 11, 2023
ST. PAUL, Minn (July 11, 2023) – The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of four Heritage Partnership Program grants totaling $237,989.
The Heritage Partnership Program’s goal is to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota’s history and cultural resources by supporting the creation and development of sustainable, history-based partnerships throughout the state.
The Heritage Partnership Program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.
Heritage Partnership Program Grant Recipients
Recipients of heritage partnership program grants from the fiscal year 2023 are listed in alphabetical order below. Each project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. All grants are competitive and awarded according to program guidelines and criteria, as well as professional standards.
City of Mendota Heights, Mendota Heights, $50,000
To hire a qualified consultant to work with the Oheyawahe Task Force and the Indigenous Advisory Council to engage Indigenous voices and connect City, County and Pilot Knob Preservation Association expertise to develop an Interpretive Concept Design Plan.
Dakota County Historical Society, Hastings, $78,800
To hire qualified consultant(s) to create a Concept Plan for a new Black Heritage Trail in the city of Hastings.
Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums, St. Paul, $38,526
To hire qualified professionals to conduct three wet salvage "train-the-trainer" workshops, a virtual disaster plan training, & supply eight regional kits for future trainings.
White Bear Lake Historical Society, White Bear Lake, $70,663
To create a group that will identify topics, efforts, resources, and priorities for Native History Education in the White Bear Lake area.
About Heritage Partnership Program Grants
The goal of the Heritage Partnership Program is to build the capacity of eligible applicants to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota’s history and cultural resources by supporting the creation and development of sustainable, history-based partnerships throughout the state.
More information about the Heritage Partnership Program, including application deadlines is available here. Applications are accepted only through the MNHS grants portal.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.