2009 NPF Grant
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.
Did You Know?
The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC