The board has the powers necessary for the care, management, and direction of the center. The powers include:
(1) overseeing the planning and construction of the center as funds are available;
(2) leasing a temporary facility for the center during development of its organization and program; and
(3) establishing advisory groups as needed to advise the board on program, policy, and related issues.
The center is a state agency for purposes of the following accounting and budgeting requirements:
(1) financial reports and other requirements under section 16A.06;
(4) indirect costs under section 16A.127.
The board shall appoint a program advisory group to oversee the development of the center's programming. It must consist of representatives of cultural and educational organizations, labor education specialists, and curriculum supervisors in local schools. The program of the center may be implemented through exhibits, performances, seminars, films and multimedia presentations, participatory programs for all ages, and a resource center for teachers. Collaborative program development is encouraged with technical colleges, the Minnesota Historical Society, and other cultural institutions.
The board may establish a board of governors to incorporate as a nonprofit organization to receive donations for the center and to serve as honorary advisors to the board of directors.