Brown County Historical Society awarded grant for second phase of inventory project

Brown County Historical Society awarded grant for second phase of inventory project
FILE — The Brown County Historical Society was awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant Thursday. (Source: Brown County Historical Society)

NEW ULM, Minn. (KEYC) — The Brown County Historical Society was awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant Thursday.

The $8,982 grant will be used to inventory, catalog and photograph objects house in the Brown County Museum’s artifact storage spaces. Some of the objects in these spaces include textiles, household furnishings, sculptures and paintings.

The project is the second phase of a five-year comprehensive inventory of the 16,000 artifacts in the Brown County Historical Society’s artifact collection.

The inventory will be carried out by two part-time contracts. They 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 a contractor position or learning more information about the society’s comprehensive inventory project is asked to visit www.BrownCountyHistoryMN.org or call BCHS Collections Curator Ryan Harren at (507) 233-2624.

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