The Carver County Historical Society received two Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy Amendment).

The first is for $9,782 and will lead to the translation of Andrew Peterson’s 48-year diary from Swedish into English.

The project will create an electronic and hard copy document which is searchable, allowing for easier access to the contents of the diary.

Andrew Peterson was a Swedish immigrant who settled outside of present day Waconia whose diary and still-surviving farm site provide a rich interpretive resource for immigrant and Carver County history.

3D collections

The second grant is for $97,224 and allows the CCHS to hire two full-time, temporary museum collections specialists and buy the equipment necessary to inventory the 3D collections.

The inventory will consist of recording locations, updating information and photographing artifacts at the CCHS.

The last full inventory was completed in 1960, with subsequent partial inventories.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


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