CT Humanities Awards More Than $11.5 Million to 122 Nonprofit Museums, Support for Organizations Providing Free Admission to Children this Summer
MIDDLETOWN, CT-– At their recent meeting, the board of directors of CT Humanities (CTH) awarded $11,556,270 to 122 nonprofit museums. These grants support organizations participating in the 2022 CT Summer at the Museum initiative. From July 1 to September 5, Connecticut children aged 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. The intent is to help provide unencumbered access to museums for families across the state, regardless of income.
According to Dr. Jason Mancini, executive director at CTH, “Connecticut Humanities is thrilled to partner again with DECD’s CT Office of the Arts and the CT Office of Tourism to make this program possible. We thank Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, and members of the legislature for their inspired thinking and leadership. There is no better way to engage and inspire our kids and our families in Connecticut’s best than the CT Summer at the Museum program. We have over 130 of our finest museums and cultural organizations participating in this program. Almost double that of last year. Tribal museums, children’s museums, historic house museums, art museums, aquariums, the zoo, the science center, nature centers, and more!”
Connecticut Summer at the Museum is made possible through an investment from the federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act. The program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Connecticut Humanities. For-profit museums were eligible for grants through the CT Office of the Arts, and several museums that did not apply for funding are also providing free admission.
Visitors are directed to check each participant’s website for specific program details and ticket availability.