Organization City Ridgefield

Hindsight is


  • Organization Name:
    Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding supports Hindsight is, a digital project to enhance distance learning for families and schools including research materials, a series of podcast episodes dramatizing historical figures, and online public conversations with collaborators including historians. The program will deepen the audience’s understanding of the ways local history can inform contemporary debates including systemic racism, voting rights, erasure of First Peoples, and fascism. The exhibition runs October to March and programming from September through November.


COVID Relief: Ridgefield Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Ridgefield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Keeler Tavern Preservation Society, Inc.


  • Organization Name:
    Keeler Tavern Preservation Society, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • 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.


Votes For Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment (VFW)


  • Organization Name:
    Ridgefield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,974.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Votes for Women is a multi-faceted project celebrating the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, created with the Ridgefield Library, the League of Women Voters, and the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center. Funding enables the collaborators to develop and present a comprehensive series of free education programs (exhibits, lectures, performances, book discussions) exploring the Suffragist movement from a local, state, and national perspective. Programs will be held at partner venues from January through August 2020.


Visitor Research and Analysis for Project Planning


  • Organization Name:
    Keeler Tavern Preservation Society, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,990.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Keeler Tavern receives funding for a consultant-led initiative to conduct audience research (to gain a snapshot in time) and obtain the internal capacity to conduct audience research going forward (to evaluate results of changes and to track trends over time).


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