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Brown County Historical Society awarded grant to inventory textiles collection

NEW ULM –The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) in New Ulm was awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant for $8,982 to inventory and catalog part of the society’s textiles collection. The project will inventory, catalog, and photograph objects housed in the Brown County Museum’s artifact storage spaces. The objects include textiles, household furnishings, sculptures, and paintings. This project is the second phase of a five-year comprehensive inventory of the 16,000 artifacts in BCHS’ artifact collection.

The inventory will be completed by two part-time contractors. The contractors will enter information on each artifact into the society’s electronic collections database before photographing and repacking the artifacts into their storage boxes. Anyone interested in applying for the contractor position can find more information on the society’s website or by contacting the BCHS Collections Curator Ryan Harren at 507-233-2624.

This project was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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