Helen T. Leigh
Museum Field Trip Grant

The Arkansas Humanities Council and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History would like to announce the new Helen T. Leigh Museum Field Trip Grant!

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History offers travel grants to help students visit the museum for interactive programs that enhance teaching of World War I and II, as well as learn about the historic Arsenal Building and Civil War Arkansas. The grants offer up to $500 to public schools and community colleges during the fall and spring semesters. 

First Call: American Posters of World War I - Examines the impact of propaganda on how a person or group thinks about people, society and events.

The Little Rock Arsenal - Explore what make the Arsenal Building historic and what it was like to be a Civil War Soldier.

Food For Thought A look at soldiers’ rations from the Civil War to present.

History Detective - Explore how museums use artifacts to interpret the past, and go on a museum or park scavenger hunt.

Poster from WWI exhibit

While there, teachers and students are encouraged to tour the museums, participate in various educational programs, and enjoy learning about our state’s military heritage on the homefront and around the world.


Students from Piggott Elementary make their own poster, a souvenir from the program.

Helen T. Leigh Museum Field Trip Grant, 2018-2019

 

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History offers travel grants to help students visit the museum for interactive programs that enhance the teaching of World War I and II, as well as learn about the historic Arsenal Building and Civil War Arkansas.  The grants offer up to $500 to public schools for field trips by 3rd – 12th grade students and are available during the fall and spring semesters.

 The Helen T. Leigh Museum Grant application is available through MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Arkansas Humanities Council.  Applicants must contact the museum to schedule their field trip prior to applying for the grant. 

 Grant Guidelines

  • The Helen T. Leigh Museum Field Trip Grant is available to public schools in Arkansas, grades 3 – 12.
  • Field trips are available through the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and must be scheduled prior to submitting the application.
  • All field trips must take place at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Maximum Award: $500.00*
  • Funds may be used for the following:
  1. Mileage Reimbursement: Up to .54 cents per round-trip mile
  2. Costs Associated With Bus Driver(s) Fee and Use of Bus
  3. Substitute Teacher(s)

To schedule a field trip to MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, please contact the museum at

503 E. 9th Street, Little Rock, AR  72202, 501.376.4602 or email the Museum Program Coordinator, Shane Lind: alind@littlerock.org

To apply for the Helen T. Leigh Museum Field Trip Grant, please go to the Arkansas Humanities Council website at arkansashumanitiescouncil.org and click on the Grants section. For questions about the grant you can also contact the Arkansas Humanities Council at 501-320-5761.

Arkansas Humanities Council