for children to learn about Lincoln
Winnick Field Trip Initiative helps
schools pay for visiting Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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[September 10, 2016]
– Good news for schools that want to visit the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum but lack the money. Thanks to the
Winnick Family Foundation, schools can apply for grants to help them
cover the expense of a visit.
The grants are for grades 4 through 12 in public and private schools
with a low-income enrollment above 30 percent. The application
deadline is Oct. 15
The grants help defray the cost of transportation to the
presidential library and museum. Groups receiving a grant also get
free admission to the museum.
The Winnick Family Foundation is offering field trip grants through
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
Visit bit.ly/Winnick2016 for grant applications, which must be
postmarked by Oct. 15. The grant awards will be announced later this
year. For more information, call (217) 558-8929 or email
The field trip grants, which are usually used in April and May, are
coordinated through the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum’s Department of Education, which provides educational
opportunities for learners of all ages to explore Illinois and
American history and the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
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The department offers a “Civil War Tech” program that uses history
to teach children STEM technology. It also provides lesson plans,
including new teacher resources built around oral histories in the
presidential library’s collection.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds an unparalleled
collection of Lincoln documents, photographs, artifacts and art. It uses that
collection, modern technology and traditional story-telling techniques to
connect visitors to the 16th president.
The Winnick Family Foundation supports programs for education, literacy, health
care, art, culture, animal welfare and the needs of the worldwide Jewish