The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh needs your vote to win a $50,000 grant sponsored by the Pepsi Refresh Project. The museum’s project, a hands-on discovery gallery, has been selected as a contender in the nationwide competition.
The projects with the most votes on www.refresheverything.com will be funded. Look for the heading Create a hands-on museum gallery inspiring kids to explore history. Only 10 grants in the $50,000 category will be awarded, so click or text your vote to move the museum to the top of the list!
The Museum of History currently has no state funding for new exhibits. The discovery room will be an important addition to the exhibit Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, which showcases winning projects by students across North Carolina. Through interactive activities and technology, the discovery room will provide opportunities for young people (and adults) to explore and appreciate North Carolina’s rich history. More than 324,000 people visit the Museum of History each year.
Competition is strong for the Pepsi Refresh Project grants. Vote today and every day through May 31 in any of the following ways:
- on the site www.refresheverything.com/juniorhistorians;
- via the Pepsi Refresh Project Facebook voting application;
- by texting 106354 to Pepsi (73774) from your mobile phone (standard text messaging rates apply); or
- with the Pepsi Refresh Project iPhone app or Android app.
Send even more votes through Power Votes. Look for a unique 10-character alphanumeric code on specially marked Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Pepsi Max products in participating locations. Enter that code on the Power Vote page at www.refresheverything.com to find out how much your Power Vote code is worth: 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 or 100 votes.
Voting is open to all legal residents of the United States who live in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and are 13 years of age or older.
More About the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association
Since 1953 the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association (THJHA) has been encouraging the study of local and state history. Based at the Museum of History, with local clubs in schools and communities across the state, THJHA inspires students in grades 4 through 12 to understand and appreciate their places in history. Junior historians learn about the rich, complex story of North Carolinians who came before them, and relate that past to their present and future.
For example, through THJHA projects, junior historians helped raise awareness and funding to restore the historic carousel at Raleigh’s Pullen Park. Additionally, their research and activism helped convince the U.S. Coast Guard to award a posthumous medal to the all-African American crew of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station, 100 years after a heroic rescue. THJHA groups have received national recognition for such work.
For more information about the THJHA or the Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton Street, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street.