Schools in five Illinois counties can apply for financial help visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, thanks to the generosity of the John Ullrich Foundation.
The grants are open to schools from Coles, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, and Piatt counties. They will help pay transportation costs and admission fees for students in grades 4-12 to visit between March 23 and June 30.
The application deadline is January 31.
The students will be able to enjoy the presidential library’s permanent exhibits and theater presentations about Lincoln’s life, as well as displays of rare artifacts and an exhibition of art about Lincoln. They will also be visiting during the special exhibit “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” which examines times when Americans were threatened by enemies within the United States borders.
The museum also helps schools afford visits by offering free admission to student groups from June through February each year.