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Grant allows history museum to offer new program for its junior historians

Posted January 25, 2012

The N.C. Museum of History will launch a new project next year for its Tar Heel Junior Historians thanks to a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.

The Tar Heal Junior Historian Association is a program for North Carolina kids in grades four through twelve to encourage them to study the history of their communities and state. Clubs can be sponsored by public, private, or home schools, or by other organizations such as museums and historical societies, 4-H groups, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. They can be made up of a single student and one adviser or hundreds of students and several advisers.

Membership is free and it's a great opportunity for kids, especially those interested in history. For details, click here.

Because of the grant, club members will be able to participate in a new community preservation project starting next year. Working with local towns or communities, clubs can develop projects that help preserve cultural and natural resources. Each project will be specific to the individual community. In its first year, the projects will focus on water conservation and stewardship.

The $100,000 grant making it possible also will allow the N.C. Museum of History to expand other learning opportunities and resources for students across the state, including doubling its capacity to provide distance learning to kids in kindergarten to high school.

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