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  • February 2024 Grants eNews: Museum advocacy listening session and new advocacy checklist, Declaring Freedom Conference, strategic planning webinars, grantee spotlights on Pequot Library, Florence Griswold Museum, and Windham Region Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
  • January 2024 Teach It eNews: New grade 3 activity, Role-Playing a CT Legislator; new field trip funding for K-5; Black History Month activities for grades 8 and 3; primary source gallery on slavery and abolition.
  • January 2024 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: Black History in CT special issue: Black activism, writers, and art; fighting for freedom; and historic preservation.
  • January 2024 Grants eNews: Museum-Goers survey webinar, security grants, Collections Assessment deadline extended, grantee spotlights on ARTFARM, La Grua Center, and The Yellow Farmhouse.
  • December 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: New articles – “Middletown’s Beman Triangle: A Testament to Black Freedom and Resilience,” “Thomas Short – Connecticut’s First Official Printer,” “Hebron’s Josephine Sophia (White) Griffing and a Vision for Post-Emancipation America,” “Rosa Ponselle: Meriden’s Famous Musical Daughter” and more!
  • December 2023 Teach It eNews: New grade 3 activity Snapshots; judges needed for History Day; primary source gallery on immigration; and our Year in Review top activities!
  • December 2023 Grants eNews: Collections Assessment Grants open, CT Cultural Fund deadline and survey, new CTH funding priorities, new CTH intellectual property policy, new data story on CT’s diverse cultural organizations, grant spotlight on Thames River Heritage Park Foundation and Norwalk Historical Society 1824 Project.
  • November 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: New articles: John Warner Barber’s Engravings Chronicle Connecticut History, Connecticut Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses for the First Time. Plus, articles on Native American Heritage Month and National Aviation History Month.
  • November Teach It eNews: Grades 3, 4, and high school activities for Native American Heritage Month, primary source gallery on geography, and we are looking for people to contribute activities to Teach It.
  • November 2023 Grants eNews: CTH Annual Report online, Partnership Grants renewed, CT Cultural Fund deadlines, AASLH survey, new funding opportunities, grantee spotlights.
  • October 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: Mickey Mouse, witchcraft and Halloween pranks, LGBTQ+ History Month, and the societies of Yale University.
  • October 2023 Teach It eNews: New grade 3 activity – How Innovation Shaped Connecticut’s History, plus high school activities on LGBTQ+ History Month, primary source gallery on slavery and abolition.
  • October 2023 Grants eNews: “Artists Respond” state grants open, NEH and grant writing webinar recordings online, grant spotlights on Best Video Film & Cultural Center: Into the Afroverse, Arthur Miller Symposium, Anna Audette exhibit at Florence Griswold Museum.
  • September 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: Don’t-miss articles include: CT’s Youngest City, Parachutist Snagged in Mid-Air, Burning Benedict Arnold in Effigy, Hispanic Heritage Focus on Rep. Maria Sánchez, Electric Boat from Trials to WW2 Sub Leadership, Black Loyalist Refugees from the Burning of Fairfield, Women’s Education in CT.
  • September 2023 Teach It eNews: Hispanic Heritage Month activities for high school on 1970s bilingual education in Hartford and Puerto Rican farm worker migration to CT, plus new grade 3 activity on CT’s Barbara McClintock, Nobel Prize-winning scientist.
  • September 2023 Grants eNews: NEH webinars, grant writing workshop, new grants toolskit, spotlight on grantees Hartford Art School’s Minoo Emami exhibit, Fairfield University Art Museum’s Arthur Szyk: Artist and Soldier for Human Rights exhibition, and CCSU’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming.
  • August 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: New History Day resource guide, Who Knew? history shorts, “Girl Pilot” Jenson, Bernstein and the 1964 CT Education Amendment, Osbornedale Farms and Frances Kellogg, Children of the Reconcentrados.
  • August 2023 Teach It eNews: Four new grades 8 and high school activities (Amos Beman; Enfield’s Shaker Community; CT’s Complicity in Slavery; Anti-Racist Allies and Accomplices in CT History), WWI source gallery, History Day resources.
  • August 2023 Grants eNews: Impact of defunding Cultural Fund survey, Intro to CTH Grants webinar, Grants Spotlights on Carousel Museum lecture series, cARTie arts and deafness project, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s Identity Through Music program.
  • August 2023 America 250 CT eNews: Site visits, upcoming Commission meetings.
  • July 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: How red onions built Wethersfield, photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, Cornfield Point, Jewish farming communities, Disability Pride Month.
  • July 2023 Teach It eNews: New grade 3, 8, and high school activities (Collecting Tomorrow’s History, African Americans in the American Revolution, The Role of Enslaved People in Founding CT, Understanding the Census), Civil War Primary Source Gallery.
  • July 2023 Grants eNews: Summer at the Museum listings, Cultural Fund final reports open, Grants Spotlight on Southern Connecticut State University Archaeology Field School at Henry Whitfield State Museum. 
  • July 2023 America 250 CT eNews: Update from the Commission.
  • June 2023 Grants eNews: Applications open for Summer at the Museum grants, ACT Roadmap Update, America 250th CT mailing list, Grants Spotlight on International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Poetry in the Park, Harford Bonanza.
  • June 2023 Donor Appeal: Poll show vast majority of CT residents attend and support cultural organizations, funding needed.
  • June 2023 ConnecticutHistory.org eNews: Wethersfield bonnet maker, pioneer in medicine and transgender history, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, New Write For Us page, CT History Day winner.
  • June 2023 Teach It eNews: New grade 8 activities (Black Burials in the Old Willimantic Cemetery, New Haven Black Governor William Lanson), Social Studies Conference, Business & Industry Primary Source Gallery.

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