In recognition of its youth programs, the Santa Monica History Museum recently received a $10,000 competitive grant from the Edison Company.

“The Magic of History” youth program at the museum seeks to engage and involve young people in the history of their community, educating them with stories and events from the past that also have relevance to the world today, museum officials said in a news release. The museum reaches out to a broad spectrum of young people through elementary and high school classes, Santa Monica College, youth groups and families.

The museum also collaborates with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, museum officials said.

The grant was recommended by Mark Olson, regional manager of Southern California Edison and member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s environmental affairs committee.

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