Using the registration form, choose three time slots which you think will work best for your class(es). If your class is chosen, you will have 48 hours, if necessary, to confirm a time.
Be sure to fill out all of the requested information, especially the contact phone information. If we cannot reach you by telephone within 48 hours, we will move to the next class drawn.
Please register only one time for your group. This means that if your entire fourth grade is coming together, you can only register once for that group. However, if there are two fourth grade classes coming from your school at different times, each teacher can register separately. We will check for duplicate registrations before the drawing.
Registration ends on Tuesday, November 27. At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, we will begin random drawings of registered teachers. We will telephone the names drawn, and leave messages if necessary. If you do not return the call in 48 hours, your name will be removed and another chosen.
When we call you, confirm your time slot or choose a new one. If your selected time slots are no longer available, we will allow you to choose another available slot and give you 48 hours to confirm it.
The teachers’ names chosen toward the end will have to take what is left. Once your time slot is confirmed, it belongs to your class.
The November drawing was scheduled to give teachers adequate time to obtain district approvals for their field trip.
If, for some reason, you have to cancel your visit, please let us know as soon as possible. We will have a waiting list of teachers.
Be on time! We are scheduling groups every 15 minutes. If your school is late, you will lose your reservation. We know schools are sometimes late for reasons beyond the teacher’s control. But, because there is a limited amount of space in front of the document, there probably won’t be room to work in the late school group.
Because of expected demand to see the document, schools will only be allowed to bring one adult per 10 students to view the document. You may bring more adults, but they will not be able to view the exhibition as part of the group.
Because of the demand on our museum staff for crowd management, we are not scheduling any tours of the museum while the Emancipation Proclamation is on view. Your group may self-guide through the Discovering the Civil War exhibit, self-guide through the rest of the museum, sign up for Clipboard Capers, visit the Museum Store, self-guide at the Military Branch Museum, or schedule a tour of the State Capitol.
We will have an interpreter stationed by the document to explain to students and other visitors what they will see.
We will put you on a waiting list and call if there are any cancellations.
You can schedule a later visit to the Discovering the Civil War exhibit after the original Emancipation Proclamation departs and a facsimile is put in its place. The exhibit is open until September 2, 2013, and we are providing highlight tours of the exhibit for school groups. The original 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolishes slavery, will be on view throughout the entire run of the exhibit and it contains Abraham Lincoln’s signature.