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Aviation Museum of NH Receives Grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire has received a $5,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of expanding the museum's high school aviation education program. Held at the Museum, this program is offered for-credit to juniors and seniors from Londonderry, Manchester, and Exeter high schools. Expansion of the program will enable the Museum to serve additional students and other community school districts. The Museum offers these courses at no cost to students or the school districts, with classes twice each week during the regular school year. The curriculum utilizes an inquiry-based educational model to explore the wide range of technologies and careers that exist within the aviation industry.

"We are truly appreciative of Lincoln Financial Foundation'ssupport of our education programs," saidthe museum's Executive Director, Jessica Pappathan. "This financial support is enabling us to expand our aviation education program,andto make it available to more students. In addition, aviation is a very excitingfield, and this program is an ideal way to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)into the classroom."

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial's annual $10Million investment in its local communities' youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

The mission of the Aviation Museum of NH is: To preserve New Hampshire aviation history through dynamic and hands-on exhibits and programs. The Museum engages the public through learning opportunities in aviation science and technology and provides a unique cultural experience that inspires aviation in people of all ages.

For more information about the Aviation Museum of NH, visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org. The Museum is open to the public Friday & Saturday, 10AM – 4PM, and Sunday 1PM – 4PM.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation:
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.

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