Lexington History Museum Introduces Scholar-trips Program

LEXINGTON HISTORY MUSEUM LAUNCHES ‘SCHOLAR-TRIPS’ PROGRAM

LEXINGTON, KY. — The Lexington History Museum has launched a new program to assist local schools in funding field trips for students.

“Our ‘Scholar-Trips’ program will assist budget-challenged schools by funding the cost of the bus ride,” said Foster Ockerman, Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Museum. “The Museum offers a variety of educational programs relevant to Kentucky history at all grade levels — and all programs are free,” he added.

The “Scholar-Trips” program offers a limited number of roundtrip bus grants that will be awarded on a need basis to schools in Fayette County. Interested teachers can email debra@lexingtonhistorymuseum.org for an application. The deadline is September 30, 2009, for the 2009-2010 school year.

Funding for the program is provided by the Edward T. Houlihan III Fund, established in memory of the Museum’s first president. Donations to the Houlihan Fund to expand the “Scholar-Trips” program are welcome and tax-deductible under U.S. Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Located at 215 W. Main St., The Lexington History Museum is open daily, Noon-4 p.m., through October 2009. It also opens early Saturdays at 10 a.m. Admission is free. For more information call 859-254-0530 or visit http://www.LexingtonHistoryMuseum.org.

The Lexington History Museum engages all people in the discovery and interpretation of the history of Lexington, Ky., and the Bluegrass Region.

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