Kentucky Historical Society
Lincoln Heritage Education Grant Deadline is December 31
Frankfort, KY - The application deadline for Lincoln Heritage Education Minigrants is Monday, December 31. These grants are available during the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial period to public or private schools. They are intended to support field trips to Kentucky Lincoln sites in April, May, and June 2008.
The grants may be used for trips for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The minimum amount awarded is $100 and the maximum is $350. No match is required. Grant funds may be used for admission fees, bus rental, substitute teacher costs, or other education-related expenses that make the field trip possible.
The grants are administered by the Kentucky Historical Society and funded by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. They may be used to visit the following Lincoln sites:
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, Hodgenville
- Lincoln Boyhood Home National Historic Site, Knob Creek
- Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington
- Farmington Historic Plantation, Louisville
- Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville
- Lincoln Homestead State Park, Springfield
- White Hall State Historic Site, Richmond
- Camp Nelson, Jessamine County
- Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, Lexington
- Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg
- Hardin County History Museum, Elizabethtown
Schools may receive no more than one minigrant per grant deadline. Those interested can obtain the Lincoln Heritage Education Minigrants application by visiting the KHS Web site or contacting Kate Hesseldenz at 502-564-1792, ext. 4477.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site.
About the KALBC
The Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission was established in 2004 to help organize and coordinate the state’s commemorative activities. It is administered by the Kentucky Historical Society. Its mission is to ensure that Kentucky’s Lincoln story is an essential part of the national celebration, emphasizing Kentucky’s contributions to his thoughts and ideals. For more information about the commission, visit the official Web site.