Historical Society receives nearly $7K to restore fire salvaged archives

Just in time for the New Year, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded history and historic preservation grants to dozens of organizations across the state.  The Minnesota Historical Society recently announced 46 recipients of 48 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000.

In Isanti County, the Isanti County Historical Society received $6,750 to use for detailed processing of fire salvaged archives. The Society also announced the next deadlines for Small and Structured Grants are Jan. 13, and Feb. 17. The Grants Manual is available at www.mnhs.org/legacygrants with all applications being accepted only through the Society’s new grants portal at grants.mnhs.org.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment by the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.  The amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage.

“These grants will continue to prepare Minnesota for the bright future of history made possible by these funds.  It’s clear that Minnesotans are making thoughtful use of these funds to preserve and make accessible history now and for future generations,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “The work of history is very people-focused, and people often are most concerned with tomorrow. This cycle is all about how people will use history tomorrow, whether through online access, better use of historic places, or major anniversaries in 2012.”