CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the states museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.
Deep River Historical Society through our strategic planning sessions have identified multiple capital projects that are essential to the preservation of our vast collection. We have a dire need to replace roofs on both the Stone House museum and Carriage House, replace Carriage House siding, repair the Bleach House (a major outdoor historic artifact), increase accessibility to the site including the driveway, and upgrade the Carriage House interior to insure continued rental income.
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.
Funding will allow Deep River Historical Society to reorganize the Munson Gallery within the 1842 Stone House Museum into a long-term exhibit: “From Wharf to Waterfall: Deep River and the Industrial Revolution.” This exhibit will highlight Deep Rivers artisan and industrial heritage. Visitors will be presented with artifacts relating to the stories of the many factories on the Deep River, their unique products that had national appeal, the significant role that the importation of ivory and Pratt, Read & Co. played in the communitys development, and how Pratt, Read & Co. adapted to the changing consumer climate over time. Grand opening gala will be held May 4, 2020.