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Historical society gets funds to inventory artifacts

A Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grant of $8,691 was awarded this week to the Brown County Historical Society to support an ongoing inventory project of its artifact collection.

The project is cataloging and photographing more than 1,800 objects in the museum’s collection storage room, including fine art pieces as well as mixed household, business and military artifacts from the late 19th and 20th centuries.

The grant will fund two temporary contractor positions to complete the inventory. 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 contact 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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