Minnesota Historical Society Delivers Fabulous Summer Freebie to all 4th-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers in the State

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Release dated: 
June 2, 2011
Media contacts: 

Julianna Olsen
Marketing and Communications
651-259-3039
julianna.olsen@mnhs.org

Wendy Jones
Minnesota History Center
651-259-3411
wendy.jones@mnhs.org


Minnesota Historical Society Delivers Fabulous Summer Freebie to all 4th-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers in the State

History Pass just one of a dozen historic deals for teachers

History Pass just one of a dozen historic deals for teachers

This week Minnesota’s 4th-8th grade social studies teachers will find a fantastic summer deal in their mailboxes:  a History Pass for free admission to all Minnesota Historical Society sites and museums all summer long. 

The History Pass is just one way the Society is broadening access to history for teachers and students around the state. 

The History Pass comes with a new Teacher’s Guide that details more than a dozen special deals and freebies to benefit Minnesota teachers and students including: 

  • Financial aid for field trip transportation to MHS historic sites and museums
  • Help with lodging costs for students from greater Minnesota attending MHS field trips in the Twin Cities
  • Opportunities to win a free Interactive Video Conferencing lesson, History Player visit and set of Northern Lights textbooks
  • Travel and substitute subsidies for teachers attending history workshops
  • Free teacher preview of the upcoming 1968 exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.

“This new Teacher’s Guide and History Pass is our way of telling educators how much we value them and want them to know about all the exciting opportunities and convenient resources we have to offer,” said Wendy Jones, Head of Museum and Education Programs at the Minnesota History Center.

The Society is also delivering the Teacher’s Guide and summer History Pass to librarians, media specialists and all principals of 4th-8th grade students in Minnesota. 

Find more information about history education resources at education.mnhs.org.

Select educational programs detailed in the Teacher’s Guide are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.