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Coca-Cola Foundation Presents $100,000 Grant to N.C. Museum of History

The Coca-Cola Foundation will present a $100,000 grant to the N.C. Museum of History Foundation. The grant, titled Educational Outreach Programs for North Carolina Students, will enable the N.C. Museum of History to expand its outreach services, including live, two-way videoconference classes, to students and educators across the state.
Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton and others will share brief remarks during the presentation, followed by refreshments. There will be photo opportunities and contacts available for interviews.

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 11 a.m.
  • Where: Main Lobby, North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
  • Notes: The presentation is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For directions and parking information, go to ncmuseumofhistory.org.
  • Grant: The Museum of History’s outreach services provide learning opportunities and resources to students and teachers in all 100 North Carolina counties.

With the $100,000 grant, the museum will:

  • double its capacity to provide distance-learning videoconferencing classes for grades K-12;
  • develop a new distance-learning class about human ecology in North Carolina;
  • publish four issues of the award-winning magazine Tar Heel Junior Historian;
  • expand multidisciplinary History-in-a-Box teaching kits; and
  • initiate the Tar Heel Junior Historian Community Preservation Project and service award.

About the N.C. Museum of History
The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton Street, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.

About the Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the Coca-Cola Company’s primary international philanthropic arm. Founded in 1984, the Foundation was established in the U.S. as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Foundations grants are awarded throughout the year on business plan priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance and approval by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC)
Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated is the nation’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler with franchise territories in 11 Southeastern states.  For more information on CCBCC please call 704-557-4100 or visit www.CokeConsolidated.com.  You can also follow CCBCC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cokeconsolidated and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cokeccbcc.

Explore more than 14,000 years of the state’s history in the exciting new exhibit The Story of North Carolina. Free admission. For details, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

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