Organization City Norwalk

COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


  • Organization Name:
    Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Stepping Stones Museum for Children


  • Organization Name:
    Stepping Stones Museum for Children

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County


  • Organization Name:
    Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Norwalk Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Norwalk Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • 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.


We (Heart) America!: Phase 2


  • Organization Name:
    Stepping Stones Museum for Children

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $25,000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding to complete logistical and content planning for two statewide virtual and in-person student civic engagement-focused events (KidsCon I and II). Collecting and curating crowdsourced digital content from this KidsCon to support the concept design stages of a new immersive, three-dimensional storybook exhibition entitled We (Heart) America! (WHA), as well as providing the requisite educator professional development to scaffold this entire process.


From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers


  • Organization Name:
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,998.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will present an exhibition to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment (1919-20), which guaranteed women the right to vote. The exhibition will use objects, manuscripts, images, text, and costumes to illustrate the activities and contributions of Norwalk suffragists — including two directly associated with the Mansion — placing the local story in the state and national context and exploring the lasting significance of the suffrage movement.


Planning for the exhibition “Norwalk’s Changing Communities before 1835”


  • Organization Name:
    Norwalk Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $23000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    The exhibition will explore the stories of Norwalk from the end of the Ice Age through the rebuilding of the town after the battle and burning of Norwalk during the Revolutionary War. The exhibition will be the first long-term exhibition, other than the exterior interpretative signs, on the Mill Hill campus, and is part of a projected series of exhibitions, programs and events planned.


Assessment of the Norwalk Potteries Collections at the Norwalk Historical Society for Future Exhibition


  • Organization Name:
    Norwalk Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3620

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    From the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century, Norwalk was an important center for the manufacturing of pottery. The merger of the collections of the Norwalk Historical Society, the Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the City of Norwalk/Lockwood Collection has given the Norwalk Historical Society the opportunity to look at this important product, conduct a collections assessment, and share this story with the public through a new exhibition.


Planning for “Bulls of Wall Street: High Finance, Power, and Social Change in Victorian America”


  • Organization Name:
    Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

  • Organization City:
    Norwalk

  • Amount Awarded:
    $20000

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    The exhibit will look at the origins of an industry that contemporary America accepts as an institution, but which was new, controversial, and volatile in the nineteenth century: Wall Street finance.


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