Minnesota institutions get nearly $1 million in humanities grants

The National Endowment for Humanities has awarded grants to 10 Minnesota institutions because they are “advancing knowledge and education of the principles that define America.”

It was a tough competition; only 5 percent of the applicants got any money, reports Sen. Al Franken’s office.

“Minnesota’s rich and culturally diverse history has made our great state what it is today,”  Franken said in a statement. “I’m incredibly pleased that so many of our institutions are committed to the study and preservation of our unique past, making sure that future generations continue to be influenced by our history in such a positive way.”

The grant winners are:

  • Midwest Art Conservation Center — $467,401, with matching amount of $32,599
  • Carleton College — $350,000
  • St. Cloud State University — $50,400
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Lindbergh and 20th Century Culture — $50,400
  • American Museum of Asmat Art —$6,000
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities — $6,000
  • Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts — $6,000
  • Stearns History Museum — $5,404
  • Macalester College — $2,109
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls — $1,000.

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