History Organizations in 22 Minnesota Counties Receive Grants

The Grants are Available for History and Historic Preservation Projects

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Historical Society is announcing 36 recipients of 38 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants, totaling $324,149 in 22 counties.

Locally, the Duluth Art Institute will  receive $10,000.

This money will go toward plans for two phases of Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building preservation.

The grant will help the Institute hire a qualified consultant to come up with architectural drawings for the Lincoln Center for Arts Education Building.

The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Also in Duluth, the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Inc. will receive $3,300, going toward phase two development of content for Duluth African American History Project.

The grant will allow a qualified historian to be hired to research the history of African Americans in Duluth.

In Grand Rapids, the Itasca County Historical Society has been awarded $9,950.

The money will help to document in 15 oral history interviews, the history and impact of the Minnesota State Photograph, “Grace,” to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The next small grant application deadline is April 13, 2018. All grants are administered through a competitive process using professional standards and criteria.

For more information on the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, including application deadlines, click here.


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