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With Mount Vernon and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation‘s support, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is able to underwrite the full cost of buses for schools visiting the Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon exhibit, which takes place October 19, 2012 through January 21, 2013. This funding is open to all public schools, regardless of free/reduced lunch percentages.

Combined with free entry to the gallery with reservations, this travel reimbursement adds up to an entirely free field trip to the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park.

There is no limit to how many students a school can bring; if a school decides to bring all of its students to the exhibit, the Missouri History Museum will reimburse however many buses it takes to send the students to Forest Park. To take advantage:

  1. Make a reservation for the Washington exhibit by calling (314) 361-9017. Reservations are required, and openings are booking up fast! When you make your reservation, be sure to obtain a bus fund code. Applications without bus fund codes will not receive reimbursement funds. Because funds are limited, bus fund codes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Schedule bus transportation through your regular carrier once you have received a confirmation letter from the Museum regarding your visit. Please note that the Museum will not make transportation reservations or pay the bus company directly.
  3. Submit this bus fund reimbursement form and a copy of the invoice from the bus carrier within 5 days after your visit. Requests made after this deadline are not guaranteed. The Museum will then mail you a check reimbursing you for the full cost of your transportation.