Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Log Number: MA-11-17-0176-17

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will maintain and expand its school fieldtrip program to meet increasing demand from schools in the region. IMLS funds will support a part-time educational assistant to work with the Curator of Education to provide a range of programming focused on preserving and promoting the traditional culture and arts of the Appalachian Mountains. Education staff members will participate in professional development opportunities at the Cherokee History and Culture Institute to learn techniques related to Native American crafts. The project also includes funding to support discounted admissions and transportation assistance for area schools visiting the center on fieldtrips.