Town of Dreamers, City of Invention

  • Organization Name:
    Naugatuck Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Naugatuck

  • Amount Awarded:
    $20000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    A new, permanent exhibit on Naugatuck’s industrial history for display in Naugatuck Historical Society’s new home, the 1881 Tuttle House. Bronson B. Tuttle was co-founder in 1858 with John H. Whittemore of Tuttle & Whittemore (now, the Eastern Company), one of the first malleable-iron manufacturers in the United States. These two industrial magnates, lifelong business partners and friends, played pivotal roles in Naugatuck’s ascent to manufacturing greatness.


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