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Maine Historical Society Awarded $5,000 from The Horizon Foundation to Offer Field Trip Subsidy

July 27, 2009

Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $5,000 from the Horizon Foundation, Inc. The result of a grant application, the award will help underwrite transportation subsidies to qualifying school groups for field trips to MHS during 2009.

“We have found that transportation costs present the single greatest obstacle to teachers who want to plan a field trip to MHS,” notes Carolin Collins, Director of Education at MHS. “The teachers we consulted believe the transportation subsidy make it possible for many additional students to participate in educational programs at MHS.”

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. More information on the Education Programs at MHS can be found at:

Horizon Foundation, Inc. supports qualified non-profit organizations that affect positive change for children, the adults who work with them, and for those concerned with improving the communities in which they live. For more information on the Horizon Foundation, contact: (207) 773-5101;; or

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.

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