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NY Mills Public Library awarded $850 grant

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The Minnesota Historical Society recently awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant of $850 to the New York Mills Public Library. The grant was approved by the society's awards committee and will support the Minnesota History Bookshelf project.

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Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Minnesota Legislature from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created with the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution in November 2008. The grants are awarded to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation across the state.

The Minnesota History Bookshelf is a project of enduring value because it will include the addition of 34 Minnesota history books to the collection at the NY Mills Public Library.

"It is wonderful to see so many communities and local organizations benefitting from the Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants," said Britta Bloomberg, deputy state historic preservation officer. "Minnesotans should be proud of the unprecedented opportunities these grants provide for organizations to preserve and share our history and cultural heritage. The impact of projects supported by Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants will be felt throughout the state for many years to come."

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

The Society will award a total of $6.75 million in Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants to nonprofit and educational organizations, government units and tribes during the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years for projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historical preservation across the state. Grants are available in three tiers: Small or fast track grants of $7,000 or less, mid-size grants between $7,000 and $50,000, and large grants of more than $50,000. For more information, including application deadlines, go to www.mnhs.org/legacygrants.

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