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Maine Historical Society to Offer Field Trip Subsidy

February 26, 2009

Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to announce it will offer busing subsidies to qualifying school groups for field trips during 2009. The subsidy supports buses for field trips occurring between April 1 and December 31. Schools will be reimbursed for bus transportation costs up to $150. One grant is available per bus, with a total grant not to exceed $300 per school. Subsidies will be awarded to eligible schools on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted or December 31, 2009, whichever occurs first. Admission fees still apply.

Maine Historical Society offers a variety of programs and resources designed to help teachers and students explore Maine history. These include programs at the MHS Museum and Longfellow House in Portland, outreach programs, partnerships with schools around Maine, and resources on the web. All programs draw on MHS's extensive historical collections. Each program lasts one hour and costs $2.00 per student. Programs may be combined. The cost for any two programs is $3.00 per student. More information on the current Education Programs at MHS can be found at:

The busing subsidy program is made possible through the generous support provided by the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation and the Elsie A. Brown Fund.

For 25 years the Maine Community Foundation has been partnering with donors and community groups to strengthen Maine through grants and scholarships. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at or call 1-877-700-6800.

Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine’s place in a changing world.

For More Information or for an Application: Carolin Collins, Director of Education; 774-1822 ext. 212, Maine Historical Society 489 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 207-774-1822;

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Maine Historical Society preserves and shares Maine's story to enrich life in contemporary Maine.