Two area organizations to receive grants from Minnesota Historical Society

Six southern Minnesota organizations will be receiving grants from the Minnesota Historical Society, including two in our KAUS listening area.  

42 Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants are being given to non-profits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes in 29 Minnesota counties for work preserving and sharing state history.

In southern Minnesota, that includes the Mower County Historical Society in Austin, who will be receiving $3,360 to improve collections care and management through an updated collections management system.  And, the Freeborn County Historical Society in Albert Lea will be receiving $8,400 to provide better organization of the museum collections, allowing for greater public access to the community’s historic resources.

The grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created by the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. A total of $361,234 is being distributed in this round of funding.