Established in 2010


Marguerite Miller Trost was born in 1901 in Alabama where she lived most of her life. She was unusual for her time and place in that when she graduated from Judson College in 1920, she was following in the tradition of her mother, a graduate of the University of North Alabama, and her grandmother, who attended Queens College before the Civil War. She was an intellectual who continued her education throughout life, ultimately receiving a Masters in History. For Marguerite, history was her vocation and avocation. She taught in Alabama public schools for more than 30 years. Her son, Charles Trost, and his wife, Annie, established this Fund to advance the teaching of American History in public education, with an emphasis on the Constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizenship given to us by the founders of the American Republic.