May 2017 StEPs Grant Awards

Fifteen organizations received StEPs-CT grant awards in May for capacity building projects ranging from strategic planning, to creating new site signage, to collections assessments. Organizations receiving grants are: Avery Memorial Association (Groton), Avery-Copp Museum (Groton), Cheshire Historical Society, Colchester Historical Society, Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society (Windsor), Cornwall Historical Society, Danbury Railway Museum, Denison Society (Mystic), Dudley Foundation (Guilford), Essex Historical Society, Friends of the Smith Harris House (Niantic), Friends of Wood Memorial Library (South Windsor), Kent Historical Society, Weston Historical Society, and Westport Historical Society.  StEPs-CT is a two-year program created with the Connecticut League of History Organizations, run in partnership with the Connecticut Historical Society, and based on a national curriculum created by the American Association for State and Local History. These grants were funded with support that Connecticut Humanities received from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development with funds from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut.

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