Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Dakota County Historical Society, Inc. Dakota Museum

  • South St. Paul, MN
  • www.dakotahistory.org

Mission Statement

Collect, Preserve, Promote & Present the History of Dakota County

Main Programs

  1. Lawshe Community Exhibition Program
  2. School Tour Program
  3. Dakota County History Lecture Series
  4. Changing Exhibit Program
  5. LeDuc Historic Estate Guided Tour Program
  6. Sibley Historic Site Guided Tour Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

DCHS Primarily serves the residents of Dakota County.  The Society also provides programs and services to audiences across the United States, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

ruling year

1978

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Mr. Matthew Carter

Keywords

Self-reported

History, Dakota County History, Local History, Minnesota History, Museum, LeDuc Historic Estate, William LeDuc, LeDuc, Historic House, Historic House Museum, Lawshe, Lawshe Museum, Lawshe Memorial Museum

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EIN

41-1318150

 Number

6357751350

Physical Address

130 3rd Ave N

South St. Paul, MN 55075

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Lawshe Community Exhibition Program

The Society provides hosting services for community arts organizations seeking venues for art exhibitions of all kinds.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 2

School Tour Program

Admission and tour fees are waived for organized school and home-school classes that visit either the LeDuc Historic Estate or Lawshe Memorial Museum.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$3,500.00

Program 3

Dakota County History Lecture Series

The Society hosts or presents a variety of lectures and presentations each year.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,500.00

Program 4

Changing Exhibit Program

New six-month to two-year duration exhibits detailing local history topics are created annually at both the Lawshe Memorial Museum and the LeDuc Historic Estate.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$12,000.00

Program 5

LeDuc Historic Estate Guided Tour Program

Guided tours are provided for all visitors at the LeDuc Historic Estate, a historic house museum operated by the Society.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 6

Sibley Historic Site Guided Tour Program

Provide educational tours of the Sibley House, home of the first governor of the State of Minnesota, built in 1836 and the Faribault House, built in 1939.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

30,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

DCHS Primarily serves the residents of Dakota County.  The Society also provides programs and services to audiences across the United States, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association of Museums - Member

American Association for State and Local History

Chamber of Commerce

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Dakota County Historical Society
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Dakota County Historical Society, Inc. Dakota Museum

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Principal Officer

Mr. Matthew Carter

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Tom Achartz

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2013 - Jan 2017

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