Two Northland organizations awarded $10k for historical preservation

Over $281,000 has been given out across 23 Minnesota counties, in the form of the State’s Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants.

The grants are less than $10,000, and are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

Two locations in the Northland have been awarded a grant:

Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm, $10,000 – To provide better organization of the museum collections, allowing for greater public access to the community’s historic resources.

United Protestant Church, Duluth, $10,000 – To hire a qualified historian to complete an evaluation to determine eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for United Protestant Church in Duluth.

The next small grant application deadlines are October 14, 2022, and January 13, 2023. For more information on the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, including application deadlines, visit their website. Applications are accepted only through the MNHS grants portal.