Local Area History Grants 09 Apr 12

Dozens of organizations around the state are recording and sharing Minnesota’s story and preserving it for future generations, and Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, funded by the Legacy Amendment are assisting in that effort. The Minnesota Historical Society on Friday announced that grants are being awarded to 43 recipients in 25 counties for projects of enduring value. In the local area, the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society is receiving over $4,600 for historic markers, more than $3,800 is going to Gustavus Adolphus College for the digital conversion of pre-1920 college newspapers, the City of Gaylord is receiving $7,000 for a historic context study of the city, and MSU-Mankato is getting $7,000 for it’s Wagon Wheel Book Project.