Heritage Group North in Pine River was one of many Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grant recipients, the Minnesota Historical Society announced.

The group received $9,750 to hire qualified consultants to evaluate the Abe White Farm for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Minnesota Historical Society announced 42 recipients of 43 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less) totaling $355,383 in 26 counties.

Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and tribal organizations preserve and share Minnesota history. This cycle of awards was approved by the MNHS Executive Council on Nov. 27.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.