Peterson Barn project receives $7,000 grant

The Carver County Historical Society received a $7,000 grant last week toward preparation work for the Peterson Barn Construction project.
The Minnesota Historical Society announced last Thursday, Jan. 3 that the Carver County Society was one of 48 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000 each.
According to a press release, the Carver County Historical Society plans to use the grant funds to preserve wood components of the north barn, a contributing feature of the Andrew Peterson Farmstead, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The grants are being awarded in dozens of counties across the state to help local organizations preserve and share Minnesota history.
“Every year, we receive hundreds of grant proposals for the cause of history and historic preservation,” said David Grabitske, manager of outreach services for the Minnesota Historical Society. “We review each proposal to ensure the project meets established criteria and will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. This latest round of grants wisely uses the power of history to transform lives and communities, while building a legacy for Minnesota.”
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.