Press Release: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 45 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grants ($10,000 and more), totaling $6,691,191 in 23 counties.
Large grants are awarded annually to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units, and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history. This cycle of awards was approved by the MNHS Executive Council on December 14, 2023.
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.
Lyon County Historical Society, Marshall, $141,000.
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
The Lyon County Historical Society (LCHS) is pleased to accept this grant of $141,000 for improving collections care and management through proper storage. This grant will go towards the implementation of a compact storage system in the basement storage room of the Lyon County Museum located at 301 W Lyon St in Marshall. Compact storage is a mobile shelving system in which shelves slide back and forth on floor tracks. By eliminating static aisle space, a compact storage system will more than double the room’s storage capacity. As part of the project, LCHS will be renovating the room after moving the collection out of the space and into the basement exhibit gallery. Once work begins on the project, the basement exhibit gallery will be closed during the duration of the project.
For more information on the project and/or to volunteer with moving the collection and disassembling existing shelves, please contact Jennifer Andries at the Lyon County Museum at 507-537-6580 or [email protected].