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Historical societies in Jackson, Cottonwood counties awarded grants

Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded 33 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants, totaling $281,675 in 23 counties.

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The Cottonwood County Historical Society, Windom, received $10,000 to purchase a microfilm reader/printer/scanner to make microfilmed records more accessible to the public.

The Jackson County Historical Society, Lakefield, received $9,600 to provide better organization of the museum collections, allowing for greater public access to the community’s historic resources.

Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history.

Grants are 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.

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The Minnesota Historical Society received a legislative appropriation of $33 million for the 2022-23 biennium, including funding for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (“Legacy”) grants of $5.9 million for FY2022 and $7 million for FY2023.

For more information on the grant program, visit mnhs.org/preservation/legacy-grants.

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