Connecticut Humanities Fund Grant Applications Are Live!
August 30, 2018 • Features & News

Grant lines for Quick Grants, Planning Grants, Implementation Grants, and Capacity Grants are now open for FY19! We look forward to hearing about your projects.

The Connecticut Humanities Fund had a robust FY18. We are grateful to Connecticut legislators and Governor Malloy for their continued support of CTH. For more on our grants, see here.

68 grants made totaling $595,000 in funding awarded, including (titles with links are still ongoing):

Town Organization Title Grant Type Award
Avon Avon Free Public Library From Congregation to Constitution: The separation of church and state in Connecticut 1818 Grant $1,250
Bethany Bethany Library Association – Clark Memorial Library Small Great Things – A Community Reading Beyond The Cover Quick Grant $899
Bloomfield Connecticut 4 H Development Fund Inc (4H Education Center at Auerfarm) Auerfarm’s History on Display:  A Model Farm, A Retreat and A Place for Learning Quick Grant $2,500
Bridgeport Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library We Are Artists Everyone:  The Art Center in Action, 1970-1986 Implementation $10,511
Bristol American Clock & Watch Museum Scandals & Scoundrels Exhibition Quick Grant $1,659
Canterbury Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum, Inc. The Story Will Outlive The Canvas Quick Grant $1,500
East Lyme East Lyme Public Library 100 Years at The Farm Quick Grant $2,899
Essex Connecticut River Museum Strategic Planning: Charting a Course for the Connecticut River Museum’s Future Capacity $9,999
Essex Connecticut River Museum Connecticut River Myths and Legends Project Implementation $49,915
Essex Connecticut River Museum Thirsty River: Four Centuries of Drink, Life, and Reform in the Connecticut River Valley Quick Grant $4,999
Fairfield Fairfield Historical Society Revolutionary Spies: Exhibition and Graphic Novel Quick Grant $4,000
Fairfield Fairfield Historical Society Flappers: Fashion and Freedom Exhibition Quick Grant $1,874
Fairfield Fairfield University Imagining the Coast: a Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea Quick Grant $2,500
Farmington Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Festival 2018 Implementation $20,000
Guilford Guilford Preservation Alliance Witness Stones Project Implementation in Middletown and West Hartford Quick Grant $3,000
Haddam Haddam Historical Society Revolution Song; A Story of American Freedom Book Discussion by author Russell Shorto Quick Grant $1,000
Hamden CT Trust for Historic Preservation Enhancing Access Through the Public Digital Humanities:  A Freeman Center Capacity Building Initiative  Capacity $9,999
Hamden Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era Quick Grant $4,400
Hartford Connecticut Historical Society The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits 1818 Grant $3,000
Hartford Connecticut Historical Society History of Mental Health Care in Connecticut Planning $21,225
Hartford Connecticut Historical Society Facing War: Connecticut in World War I Quick Grant $4,000
Hartford Connecticut Public Affairs Network Commemorating the Constitution of 1818  1818 Grant $2,300
Hartford Connecticut Public Affairs Network Connecticut History Day Partnership $25,000
Hartford Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Launching the New Stowe Center Experience Implementation $20,000
Hartford Paul J. Aicher Foundation (dba Everyday Democracy) Citizen Demos Quick Grant $1,800
Hartford Riverfront Recapture On Board the Onrust:  Bringing Dutch History to the Hartford Riverfront Quick Grant $2,500
Hartford Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium Emancipation: From the Caribbean To the United States Quick Grant $4,999
Hartford Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s Implementation $25,000
Killingly Quiet Corner Reads Quiet Corner Reads One Book Program 2018 Quick Grant $2,500
Litchfield Litchfield Historical Society By the Virtue of its Citizens: Educating a New Nation at Sarah Pierce’s Academy Quick Grant $3,720
Middletown Russell Library Company Celebrating Black History Month Quick Grant $4,720
Middletown Russell Library Company Common Ground 2018- The 10th Middletown International Film Festival Quick Grant $3,725
Mystic Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. The Vinland Map Exhibition Implementation $22,955
Mystic Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. Arts on the Quad – Mystic Seaport Museum’s Summer Evening Program Series Quick Grant $4,998
Naugatuck Naugatuck Historical Society Town of Dreamers, City of Invention Planning $20,000
New Britain Connecticut League of History Organizations Connecticut League of History Organizations Partnership Partnership $21,500
New Haven Artspace Paying Homage: Soil & Site Planning $12,075
New Haven CitySeed, Inc. Sanctuary Kitchen Community Event Series @ Common Ground: Sí Se Puede-A Screening of “Dolores” & A Global Farm-to-Table Evening Quick Grant $3,000
New Haven New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas The Ideas Program at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Implementation $25,000
New Haven Yale University/Yale Peabody Museum EVOLUTIONS Exhibition FY18 “Unsung Heroes” Quick Grant $3,000
New London Connecticut College One Book, One Region 2018: “Exit West” Quick Grant $4,999
New London Connecticut Storytelling Center QG-00318 The 37th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference Quick Grant $2,000
New London New London Landmarks Discrimination, Urban Renewal and New London’s Lost Neighborhood: a Walking and Virtual Tour Quick Grant $1,571
Niantic East Lyme Puppetry Project Inc “We the People” Preview Showcase Quick Grant $2,500
Norfolk Norfolk Historical Society Artistic Taste and Marked Skill: The Photography of Marie H. Kendall Quick Grant $2,500
Norwalk Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Planning for “Bulls of Wall Street: High Finance, Power, and Social Change in Victorian America” Planning $20,000
Norwalk Norwalk Historical Society Assessment of the Norwalk Potteries Collections at the Norwalk Historical Society for Future Exhibition Capacity $3,620
Norwalk Norwalk Historical Society Planning for the exhibition “Norwalk’s Changing Communities before 1835” Planning $23,000
Norwich Norwich Free Academy/ Slater Memorial Museum Re-installation of Asian Art Collection Planning $11,985
Old Lyme Florence Griswold Museum Art and the New England Farm Implementation $25,000
Old Lyme Florence Griswold Museum Teaching Poster for “SEE/change” Online Learning Exhibition for Educators and Students of Connecticut History Quick Grant $3,750
Old Lyme Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts A Living Monument to Cultural Heritage Preservation: Cities of Peace Quick Grant $3,250
Salisbury Salisbury Forum, The Salisbury Forum Lectures Quick Grant $1,000
Southington Civics First Inc Online Lesson Plans on the Constitution of 1818 1818 Grant $3,000
Stonington The Stonington Historical Society The Rollie McKenna Project Implementation $24,966
Torrington Torrington Historical Society Torrington and World War I Quick Grant $2,750
Waterbury Mattatuck Historical Society Audience Research for the Mattatuck Museum Capacity $9,999
Waterbury Mattatuck Historical Society FRÁGIL Maneje con Cuidado: Bienvenido a los puertorriqueños a nuestra communidad / FRAGILE Handle with Care: Welcome Puerto Ricans… Quick Grant $3,000
Waterbury Shakesperience Productions Waterbury Interactive: Our City, Our Neighborhoods Quick Grant $3,140
West Hartford Connecticut Explored Inc. Annotated Poster of the Constitution of 1818 1818 Grant $3,000
West Hartford Connecticut Explored Inc. Partnership Partnership $13,500
West Hartford Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford Exhibit: “The Power of Protest:The Movement To Free Soviet Jews” Quick Grant $4,100
Westport Westport Country Playhouse Community Engagement events surrounding THOUSAND PINES Implementation $20,000
Westport Westport Historical Society Rights for All?: Exploring Social Impacts of the 1818 Constitution 1818 Grant $1,864
Westport Westport Historical Society Exhibit About African American History in Westport Quick Grant $3,000
Wethersfield NSCDA-CT/ Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum/NSCDA-CT New Interpretation and Orientation Exhibit, Gallery, and Video Planning $25,000
Willimantic Windham Textile & History Museum Unraveled Threads: Deindustrialization, Postindustrialization, and the Transformation of Connecticut Textile Mill Towns: An Exhibit Quick Grant $1,585
Windsor Locks Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association 2018 Speaker Series Quick Grant $1,000
Total $595,000

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