48 new Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants announced

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St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Historical Society today (Thursday, Jan. 3) announced 48 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000 each and four new Partnership Grants totaling $155,410.

The grants are being awarded in dozens of counties across the state to help local organizations preserve and share Minnesota history.

The Society also reminds interested applicants that the next grants deadline is Jan. 11, 2013, which may be the final deadline for this 2012-2013 biennium depending upon available funds.

The Grants Manual is available at www.legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted only through the Society’s grants portal at grants.mnhs.org.

“Every year, we receive hundreds of grant proposals for the cause of history and historic preservation,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “We review each proposal to ensure the project meets established criteria and will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. This latest round of grants wisely uses the power of history to transform lives and communities, while building a legacy for Minnesota.”

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage 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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