Organization City Old Saybrook

CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Essex Winter Series


  • Organization Name:
    Essex Winter Series

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $11,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s 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.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: The Kate


  • Organization Name:
    The Kate

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $114,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s 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.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Theatre Artists Workshop


  • Organization Name:
    Theatre Artists Workshop

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s 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.


CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Old Saybrtook Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Old Saybrtook Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,900.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants were designed to help the state’s 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.


Family Matters: Insights and Inspiration from Miss James and Ann Petry


  • Organization Name:
    Old Saybrook Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,950.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    “Family Matters: Insights & Inspiration from Miss James and Ann Petry” will focus on two notable Black women who overcame racial and gender discrimination to achieve success, Anna Louise James was the first African-American female to receive a pharmacist license in CT and her neice Ann Petry was the first African-American female to write a book selling over one million copies. Our project consists of an exhibit, film and public program and will occur from June to Sept. 2022 and again in 2023.


Katharine Hepburn: Unintentional Trailblazer


  • Organization Name:
    Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will produce “Katharine Hepburn: Unintentional Trailblazer” (working title), an online exhibit that explores the personal and professional life of this influential cultural figure. A lecture focusing on Hepburn defiance of traditional societal roles for women and a moderated discussion of her influence in fashion are also planned. The online exhibit, opening in November 2020, will extend the reach of the Kate’s
    museum collection during current visitor restrictions and beyond.


A Question of Survival: Saybrook Fort and the Pequot War, 1636-1637


  • Organization Name:
    Old Saybrook Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Old Saybrook

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for A Question of Survival: Saybrook Fort and the Pequot War, 1636-1637 will be used to tell the significant story of the Pequot War during the siege and battles at Saybrook Fort and will feature the multi-year archaeological work of researchers from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Accompanying the newly discovered artifacts will be a large walking/biking tour map illustrating and explaining 12 significant local sites. The exhibit will open with a public presentation that will highlight this state and nationally important historic event. Tentatively opening on June 8, 2019 the exhibit will remain through the summer of 2020.


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