• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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2009 NPF Grant

Ranger/reenactor leading a group of children.
Ranger/reenactor Donel Singleton leads a group of children from Charleston Military Magnet on a Morris Island Expedition.
NPS photo by Carlin Timmons

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News Release Date: December 17, 2009
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516

Fort Sumter National Monument proudly announces the receipt of a grant award from the National Park Foundation. The National Park Foundation’s small grant program is designed to strengthen local partnerships and turn underfunded ideas into successful projects. The $6,000 grant supports Morris Island Expeditions, an educational outreach program begun by the park in 2004 that focuses on Civil War history and conservation. Classroom study culminates with a boat trip to Morris Island where students hear a first person presentation by a 54th Massachusetts re-enactor and walk the sands of the undeveloped barrier island.

"Thanks to the grant, students from Charleston Military Magnet and Goodwin Elementary participated in the program this year," said Fort Sumter Superintendent Bob Dodson.
A unit of the National Park Service, Fort Sumter National Monument is comprised of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, the Fort Sumter Visitor Center in Charleston and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. For more information call the park at (843) 883-3123.

Did You Know?

Composite photos of Maj. Anderson (left) and Gen. Beauregard (right)

Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC