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Connecticut Grown Humanities

Engaging people in the history, literature, and culture of Connecticut





Help Grow Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Humanities is rooted in the fabric of our communities as we help seed and support local organizations and outreach efforts that grow our understanding, connection and awareness.


We’re about connecting people and ideas.

Connecticut Humanities encourages curiosity, understanding and critical thinking, providing leadership through grants, partnerships and collaborative programs. We produce wonderful programs throughout the state in libraries, schools and community-based organizations, and while they are all important, there is a common thread among them: connecting people and ideas.

Our Mission

Grants were awarded in the 2018 grant cycle


Connecticut towns have benefited from CT Humanities projects and programs


People visiting exhibits this year


Children participated in Book Voyagers programming

Grant lines for Quick Grants, Planning Grants, Implementation Grants, and Capacity Grants are now open for FY2019!

Apply for a Grant

Grants go towards a variety of purposes for institutions in the humanities, like libraries, museums, historical and cultural societies and associations, and more.

Upcoming Events

Exhibit: Votes for Women: The Road to Victory-POSTPONED
March 1 - April 30 | Ridgefield Library
Author Talk and Signing: “My Creative Space” by Donald M. Rattner, Architect
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - April 1 @ 8:00 pm | Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
“About Women”
April 2 @ 12:00 pm - April 2 @ 4:00 pm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Online Lecture: The Art of Black Mobilization
April 2 @ 5:00 pm - April 2 @ 6:00 pm |
Opening Reception – Exhibit: “About Women”
April 2 @ 5:30 pm - April 2 @ 7:30 pm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
House on the Hill: The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum
April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm | Bruce Museum
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day
April 4 @ 12:00 pm - April 4 @ 4:00 pm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote
April 4 @ 2:00 pm - April 4 @ 3:00 pm | Avon Free Public Library

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