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May 3, 2013
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Historical Society receives $1,000 grant

Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation, local elementary school libraries will receive several new Nevada history books next year from the Douglas County Historical Society. Furthermore, third- and fourth-grade students may compete for essay prizes to be awarded during the 2013-2014 school year. Designed to augment and enhance Nevada history curriculum in local elementary school classrooms, the Society’s Historical Literacy Project was launched as a pilot project in 2012. Working with third and fourth grade teachers, a highly qualified volunteer developed and successfully tested materials that met Nevada educational standards. Classroom presentations about the Pony …

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The Record Courier Updated May 20, 2013 10:38AM Published May 3, 2013 09:28AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.