Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Grant funds student projects tied to local communities


Jana Phipps, Seeley Lake Historical Society

Third grade students painting their fish in the classroom. On one side of the fish, students were allowed to paint however they wanted. The other side was suppose to be realistic.

This past school year a collaborative grant opportunity between the Library of Congress and the Montana Association of Museums funded Seeley Lake Elementary and Swan Valley School projects tied to the Seeley Lake community. 

The Seeley Lake Historical Society partnered with Seeley Lake Elementary in conjunction with the Home Water Grant, a $750 stipend towards school-led projects designed to broaden students' understanding of the communities where they live. Only 12 grants were given out across Montana. 

The focus of the grant was to use primary sources as inspiration and guidance for the...

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