May 19, 2022
Oklahoma Historical Society Awards Field Trip Grants to K–12 Schools
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the following schools have been awarded field trip grants through the Oklahoma Transportation Grant program during the month of April: KIPP Charter School, Tulsa; Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City; Parkview Elementary School, Midwest City; Kennedy Elementary School, Norman; and Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Sulphur.
The Oklahoma Transportation Grant is provided through the OHS for the purpose of distributing funds appropriated through Senate Bill 1081, passed in 2021. This appropriation was designated to provide K–12 schools in Oklahoma with grants that facilitate access to Black history and civil rights education outside of the classroom.
“The Oklahoma Historical Society’s transportation grant is a new program designed to defray the cost of bringing schoolchildren from across the state to Oklahoma City and Tulsa to experience history up close,” said Trait Thompson, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. “Thanks to generous funding appropriated by the legislature in 2021, we are proud to offer this program as it fits within our mission to collect, preserve and share Oklahoma history.”
Locations for field trips include the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Greenwood Rising in Tulsa, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City, the Freedom Center & Clara Luper Civil Rights Center (upon completion of renovations and construction) in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
All K–12 school groups are encouraged to apply for this grant program. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/transportation-grant. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.