New Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants for organizations across the State were announced Wednesday. More than 80 organizations in 37 counties will receive the grants for projects aimed at preserving and sharing the state’s history and cultural heritage. In this latest round of Minnesota Historical Society grants, there were 56 grants of over $7,000 awarded, and 33 grants of up to $7,000. In the local area, New Ulm’s Turner Hal will be receiving over $23,000 to conserve and stabilize the historic murals in Turner Hall, which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Sleepy Eye Area Foundation will be receiving $10,000 as well for the exterior renovation of the historic Berg Hotel. The McLeod County Historical Society is getting over $51,000 for compressible shelving for their artifact collections, the Redwood Falls Public Library will get over $12,000 for a digital reader system, the Renville County Historical Society is getting $45,000 to help inventory their around 12,000 objects, and the Watonwan County Historical Society will get $3,000 to prepare a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the 1908 Warren Truss Bridge in Madelia Township.
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