The Minnesota Historical Society announces 42 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants totaling $372,793 in 26 counties.

Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units, and tribal organizations preserve and share Minnesota history.

In our area, the Le Sueur County Historical Society was awarded $10,000. It’s for accessibility Assessment of Elysian Site to hire qualified consultants to conduct an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessment at the Elysian School, which is used as a museum by the Le Sueur County Historical Society.

The State Street Theater Company in New Ulm also got $10,000. It’s for the New Ulm High School (1915/1939) Historic Structure Report to hire a qualified consultant to develop a historic structure report to help preserve the historic New Ulm High School, now State Street Theater, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.