New Field Trip Funding Available through the Minnesota Historical Society

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Release dated: 
October 8, 2010
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Wendy Jones
Minnesota History Center

New Field Trip Funding Available through the Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

What: Legacy Field Trip Support Fund
Who: Any Minnesota school with 25% or more students in Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program
When: Field trips must be completed by June 30, 2011
Where: Any of the Minnesota Historical Society's historic sites or museums.
For information: email or call 651-259-3400.

Transport your students to exciting, hands-on history field trip destinations in the 2010-2011 school year.

The Minnesota Historical Society's Legacy Field Trip Support Fund offers financial assistance to offset transportation costs to any of the Society’s 26 museums and historic sites statewide.

Eligible Minnesota schools must have 25% or more of its students enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and complete a field trip to one of the Minnesota Historical Society’s historic sites or museums before June 30, 2011.

Applications are available online at

  • Funds are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until depleted or June 30, 2011, whichever occurs first.
  • Schools will be reimbursed at the rate of $3 per student in attendance on the date of scheduled field trip. Payment will be sent to schools within 40 days of the field trip’s completion.
  • Schools may apply to use Legacy Field Trip Support Funds more than once, but field trips may not occur on the same day.
  • Funds must be used to offset field trip transportation costs and may not be used for any other purpose.

If you have questions about the Legacy Field Trip Support Funds,
email or call 651-259-3400.

Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

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.