Fiscal Year FY22

CT Museums Kids Are Free: Danbury Railway Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Danbury Railway Museum

  • Organization City:
    Danbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $16,526.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Dudley Foundation


  • Organization Name:
    Dudley Foundation

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,383.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Farmington Village Green and Library Association


  • Organization Name:
    Farmington Village Green and Library Association

  • Organization City:
    Farmington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,287.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Wood Memorial Library and Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Wood Memorial Library and Museum

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,610.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Guilford Keeping Society


  • Organization Name:
    Guilford Keeping Society

  • Organization City:
    Guilford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,252.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Lock Museum of America


  • Organization Name:
    Lock Museum of America

  • Organization City:
    Terryville

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Middlesex County Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Middlesex County Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Middletown

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,650.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: New London Maritime Society


  • Organization Name:
    New London Maritime Society

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $11,748.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Glebe House


  • Organization Name:
    Glebe House

  • Organization City:
    Woodbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,701.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Simsbury Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Simsbury Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Simsbury

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,283.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Society of the Founders of Norwich


  • Organization Name:
    Society of the Founders of Norwich

  • Organization City:
    Norwich

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,674.75

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust


  • Organization Name:
    Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

  • Organization City:
    Wallingford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,366.75

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Ward Heitmann House Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Ward Heitmann House Museum

  • Organization City:
    WEST HAVEN

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,343.75

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Windham Textile & History Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Windham Textile & History Museum

  • Organization City:
    Willimantic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,130.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Mashantucket Pequot Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Mashantucket Pequot Museum

  • Organization City:
    Mashantucket

  • Amount Awarded:
    $218,365.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


Strengthening and Transforming the Connecticut League


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut League of History Organizations

  • Organization City:
    New Britain

  • Amount Awarded:
    $800,001.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    This partnership will forge a stronger, more robust, and sustainable Connecticut League with the capacity to serve not only Connecticut’s history community but its entire museum ecosystem. Partnership funds will support our work in five main areas to achieve our goal of becoming a state museum association: expanding our staff, strategic planning, direct services to museums, expanding digital infrastructure through the Connecticut Collections project, and outreach to the broader museum community.


Expanding CT Democracy Center’s Service to K-12 Teachers and Students Through Kid Governor and CT History Day


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Democracy Center

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $400,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    This partnership will forge a stronger, more robust, and sustainable Connecticut League with the capacity to serve not only Connecticut’s history community but its entire museum ecosystem. Partnership funds will support our work in five main areas to achieve our goal of becoming a state museum association: expanding our staff, strategic planning, direct services to museums, expanding digital infrastructure through the Connecticut Collections project, and outreach to the broader museum community.


Stories in Complexity and Connections in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground


  • Organization Name:
    Sharon Historical Society & Museum

  • Organization City:
    Sharon

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,890.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Ancient Burying Ground Assoc. is sponsoring a Oct. 2021 to May 2022 Program Series that invites historians, genealogists, and conservators to present fresh stories about the complexity and connections between individuals interred in the Ancient Burying Ground and present day residents. The series includes workshops to help families capture their family history through research and publishing, a book talk, an art history lecture, and website launch that includes a new photo database.


Military Matters Lecture Series


  • Organization Name:
    Wethersfield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Wethersfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,827.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    La Grua Center will present a community event speaker series entitled “Military Matters”—four talks (Dates TBD – October 2021 through June 2022) with audience feedback focusing on history and relevant aspects of military life. The talks are free and open to the public and will include a Q&A component for audience interaction. Each of the talks will be recorded and offered later for free public viewing on the La Grua YouTube Channel.


Community-Building and Advocacy Events


  • Organization Name:
    Old Saybrtook Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,950.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Community-Building and Advocacy Events is a series of talks, community-building exercises, and audience discussions taking place September 8st – October 16th, to teach audiences about racial justice and what they can do to become better community equity advocates. Public Art For Racial Justice Education (PARJE) co-sponsors this series with the NAACP Norwich. The Florence Griswold Museum, The Lyman Allyn Museum, Lyme Academy of Fine Art, and the Old Lyme PGNoyes Library will act as hosts.


The Connecticut Forum’s An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma


  • Organization Name:
    CLiCK

  • Organization City:
    Windham

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Connecticut Forum will present “An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma” on Tuesday, November 9. This program will feature cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will explore the role culture can play in helping us to imagine and build a better future, drawing on examples from his own life as a musician and citizen. Yo-Yo’s presentation is rooted in the belief that at a moment when our world is challenged by the pace of change, the values that culture promotes — truth, trust, and service — are essential to our survival.


Westport Library, “Stepping Out on Faith: The Art and Journey of Charles Joyner”


  • Organization Name:
    Eastern CT Veterans Community Center

  • Organization City:
    Willimantic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Stepping Out on Faith: The Art & Journey of Charles Joyner (3/10-5/31/22) is key to the Library’s evolving exhibits with a focus on African American experience in Civil Rights Era CT & the African Diaspora. In 1964, Joyner was 1 of 14 Black southern students backed by Quakers to live in CT with white families and attend school. It celebrates his southern roots, Westport years and travels in Ghana, jointly fueling his identity, aspirations & artwork. Funds aid production, installation, honoraria.


Virtual Conversation with Vietnamese American Graphic Novelist Thi Bui


  • Organization Name:
    Windham Textile & History Museum

  • Organization City:
    Willimantic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 3pm Bui will speak about her beautifully illustrated and emotional graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir. The novel documents her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. Bui’s virtual keynote will highlight Eastern Connecticut State University’s NEA Big Read. Dr. Nunez, Eastern President will introduce this event. The presentation is virtual, open to the public, and will include a Q&A session, moderated by Dr. Chang, Assistant Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies, UConn.


Hispanic Heritage Month Humanities Programming at CCSU’s Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center, September-October 2021


  • Organization Name:
    Ancient Burying Ground Association

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center at Central Connecticut State University requests support for humanities programming to help the public, including students, the CCSU community, and K-12 teachers appreciate Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean history and culture. Activities include a celebration and interpretation of Jorge Morales’ Roots of the Caribbean Mural (Sept 23), a film on El Salvadoran women workers (Oct 7), and a conference on politics, health, and society (Oct 13).


Goodwin University Humanities Festival


  • Organization Name:
    La Grua Center

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Goodwin University’s 3-Day Humanities Festival “Living from the Inside Out” will celebrate art, music, and literature on October 20-22, 2021. The festival will be open to the public with the option of live-streaming activities for participants to connect virtually and will include the following activities: Keynote Luncheon, Nonfiction Writing Award presentation, Gallery Walk, Memoir in a Jar, Canvas Painting, Faculty Lecture Series, Film Screening, Meditation Activities, and Open Mic Night.


Keeping the Faith!


  • Organization Name:
    Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

  • Organization City:
    New London

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,814.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Dixwell Q House Advisory Board, and The Toni N. & Wendell C. Harp Historical Museum present the inaugural exhibition at the Dixwell Community House, Keeping the Faith! Promises & Persistence in Dixwell opening October 30, 2021. The exhibition features objects from the Connecticut Afro American Historical Society collection, Yale’s Beinecke Library, the New Haven Museum, and private collectors to celebrate the Community House’s return to the neighborhood.


Green Planet Films Presents THE INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL


  • Organization Name:
    The Connecticut Forum

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,750.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Through our program “Green Planet Films Presents” we invite existing environmental film festivals from around the world to showcase 12 hours of documentary films and scholarly discussion which will include award winners and topical films curated to our region. Due to our coastal location by the RI and CT border, the first festival we will present is The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF), founded in 2004 in San Francisco, CA. Dates October 2-3, 2021 at the Velvet Mill, Stonington, CT


What Does the First Amendment Mean Today?


  • Organization Name:
    The Westport Library

  • Organization City:
    Westport

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,907.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    “What Does the First Amendment Mean Today?” is a program series examining the text, history, and current state of the First Amendment, created by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Historical Society, League of Women Voters, DAR and Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center. The partners have developed four free educational programs exploring concepts embodied in the First Amendment from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Programs will be held at the Ridgefield Library in Sept & Oct 2021.


Reinventing Farming: How Small Farmers in the NW Corner are Finding Niches amidst Climate Change, industrial Farms & Large Supply Chains


  • Organization Name:
    Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Organization City:
    Willimantic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,700.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Reinventing Farming depicts the new crops, farming methods and distribution approaches that small farmers in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner are using to keep farming alive amidst climate change, industrial farms and large supply chains. Our project includes:
    * six 5-minute issue-based videos;
    * an exhibit of changing farming implements, including photos of local farms over time;
    * four moderated panels with local farmers and agriculture teachers.


Maritime Wethersfield Program Series


  • Organization Name:
    Central Connecticut State University

  • Organization City:
    New Britain

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,950.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Wethersfield Historical Society’s Maritime Wethersfield exhibit explores the ways we remember and misremember Wethersfield’s maritime past, its true history, its diversity, and how it shaped our community. In conjunction with this exhibit, the society will present a program series on the history, impact, and diversity of maritime Wethersfield that will consist of seven lectures and three musical performances spanning January through June.


Family Matters: Insights and Inspiration from Miss James and Ann Petry


  • Organization Name:
    Goodwin University

  • Organization City:
    East Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,475.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    “Family Matters: Insights & Inspiration from Miss James and Ann Petry” will focus on two notable Black women who overcame racial and gender discrimination to achieve success, Anna Louise James was the first African-American female to receive a pharmacist license in CT and her neice Ann Petry was the first African-American female to write a book selling over one million copies. Our project consists of an exhibit, film and public program and will occur from June to Sept. 2022 and again in 2023.


Just Food


  • Organization Name:
    New Haven Free Public Library Foundation

  • Organization City:
    New Haven

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,950.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CLiCK, a cooperative and commercial kitchen and educational facility, is offering two series of classes on “Just Food”: the first will be 6 lecture/workshops on the historical, social, political, and environmental context and consequences of our food/agricultural system, and the second will be comprised of hands-on cooking workshops on the food and culture of 6 ethnic groups represented in the local community. Lectures and cooking workshops alternate every 3 weeks from Nov 2021 – July 2022.


The Vietnam War-Lessons Learned


  • Organization Name:
    Green Planet Films

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The Eastern CT Veterans Community Center’s military museum is presenting an exhibition, video interviews & discussion on the Vietnam War, the role of women, blacks and Latinos, why they chose to serve, how their service affected their lives, what they did with those experiences, how their community accepted them on their return, what we learned, what their greater contribution to their communities have been since their return, & how they are affected by the current withdrawal from Afghan.


Increasing Accessibility in the Time of COVID


  • Organization Name:
    Ridgefield Library

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $1,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    The goal of the project is to increase public accessibility to the Museum’s exhibits and collections by expanding the content available online, which is especially needed during this time of COVID. During the six-month period of the grant, the Museum will create and make accessible via several already existing portals approximately 500 illustrated archival catalog entries, four interpretive exhibit pages on its website, four short exhibit videos, and 40 exhibit captions.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Avery-Copp Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Avery-Copp Museum

  • Organization City:
    Groton

  • Amount Awarded:
    $7,560.75

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Southing Public Library


  • Organization Name:
    Southington Public Library

  • Organization City:
    Southington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $6,072.36

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Connecticut Eastern Chapter, NRHS


  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Eastern Chapter, NRHS

  • Organization City:
    Willimantic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,112.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


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