Organization City Colchester

Enabling Outreach through an Enhanced Web Platform


  • Organization Name:
    Colchester Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Colchester

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,945.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funds are used to upgrade the CHS website to a responsive platform to feature two important new exhibits through 360-degree, narrated virtual tours that enable stories to reach a broad audience and reconnect to students, educators, historians and the public.


COVID Relief: Shuttered Museum and Events


  • Organization Name:
    Colchester Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Colchester

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for Connecticut nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities.


School for Colored Children Exhibit


  • Organization Name:
    Colchester Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Colchester

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    A unique ?school for colored children? operated between 1803 and 1840 in Colchester. It’s existence and history has been obscure. An exhibition featuring historical images, objects, and research in original resources, including newly discovered documents, will explore what is known about this landmark institution and its significance in the history of Colchester, of Connecticut education, and of the state?s African-American community.


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