Organization City Old Saybrook

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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