Save Our History invites applications for community education/preservation projects

Save Our History, a program of the History Channel and the American Association for State and Local History, is a national initiative that supports local history education and historic preservation efforts in communities across the United States. Each year, Save Our History awards a total of $250,000 to history organizations that partner with schools or youth groups on preservation projects that engage students in learning about, documenting, and preserving the history of their communities.

Eligible applicants are required to be nonprofit 501(c)(3) history organizations such as a museum, historical society, preservation organization, historic site, library, or archive.  Other eligible applicants include local government agencies such as a parks and recreation commission, historic commission, department of local history, or other local government agency that owns and/or operates a historic site or property.  Applicants must be located in one of the 50 states or D.C.  Deadline is June 5, 2009.

Applicants must partner with local elementary, middle, or high school(s), or organization(s) that provides educational programming for children of similar ages to design a historic education and preservation project.  Organizations that have received a Save Our History grant in the last three years are not eligible to apply.  For complete program information and descriptions of previously funded projects, visit the Save Our History Web site.

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