The Dakota County Historical Society has been awarded a Community Ties Giving Program Community Spaces grant by the Union Pacific Foundation. The grant will be used to hire well-known children's exhibit designer KidZibits to complete preliminary designs on a new children's exhibit for the Lawshe Museum.
The Lawshe Museum is located at 130 3rd Avenue N. in South St. Paul. For more information you can contact the Lawshe Museum at 651-552-7548 or visit the Dakota County Historical Society website.
Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program provides small- and medium-sized grants that align with the railroad's priority cause areas in safety, workforce development and community spaces. “Union Pacific proudly supports organizations that improve the quality of life where our employees live and work," said Scott Moore, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, chief administrative office and Union Pacific Foundation President. “Investing in high-quality programs puts our communities in a position for future growth and prosperity."
KidZibits is based out of St. Paul and will complete two of the first three phases in the design and development of a new children's exhibit for the Dakota County Historical Society. The exhibit will focus child-friendly opportunities to get hands-on with Dakota County's history. The first two phases are expected to be completed by July 2022. Additional fundraising and grant writing will be completed by DCHS for a planned exhibit completion in 2023. If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact Matt Carter, Executive Director at the Dakota County Historical Society. He can be reached at 651-552-7548 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.