Minn. Historical Society selects local recipients of heritage grants

Local recipients include Aitkin County Historical Society and Sylvan Township in Pillager.

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Local recipients were among those selected for grants from the Minnesota Historical Society.

The historical society announced the newest recipients of 38 historical and cultural heritage large grants over $10,000 in 25 counties, totaling $3,578,731 in fiscal year 2021.

The grants, awarded once each fiscal year, are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

Two local recipients include:

  • Aitkin County Historical Society, Aitkin, $49,940, to provide better organization of the museum collections, allowing for greater public access to the community’s historic resources; and

  • Sylvan Township, $129,980, to write an archaeological and historical literature review of Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape.

Grant applications were recommended for funding by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee, a volunteer panel made up of citizens from around the state. The Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council approved the recommendations on Oct. 22.
For more information on the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program, including application deadlines, visit

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