Norman County Minnesota Historical Society
Museums located in Ada and Shelly, Minnesota
Because the Norman County Historical Society is funded by County funding at a minimum of $7,000, it is necessary to apply for grants to continue archival storage projects which tend to be very costly. This page will feature the ongoing process of grant projects.
little red county store that served the Prairie
Village for 30 years finally became a safety
hazard and had to be replaced. The Society
directors voted to replace it with a new 20X20
building which will be made to look like an old
store and will provide a home for the 300
artifacts that were removed from the old store.
The new store was built by 4-Corners
Construction of Ada. The grand opening
for the new store will be during the Norman
County Fair the third week in June.
Come and earn Pioneer Pennies to spend at the store!
Norman County Historical Society is funded at a
minimum of $7,000 of County funding, it is
necessary to apply for grants to continue
archival storage projects which tend to be very
costly. This page will feature the ongoing
process of grant projects.
A grant was written in the fall of 2010 to order materials for the organization of 275 pieces of clothing hanging in the loft of the Log Museum in Ada. Best museum practices dictate that vintage clothing not be hung. Instead, each item should be folded in acid free boxes and padded with acid free tissue paper. The grant was approved and the pictures below show the process. Clothing was photographed, folded in tissue paper and boxed by museum volunteers. Funding was available for only half of the clothing to be boxed, so another grant will be written for this ongoing project.
This picture shows the first half of this project. Another grant has been written to complete the remainder of the work. Photos will be posted when the work is complete.