Organization City Sharon

COVID Relief: Sharon Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Sharon Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Sharon

  • 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.


Sharon Cures: Centuries of Medicine in One Small Town


  • Organization Name:
    Sharon Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Sharon

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,815.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Medicine has been a part of Sharon since Dr. Simeon Smith arrived in 1756 to focus on the controversial smallpox inoculation and on the professionalism of medical practitioners. Our exhibit, Sharon Cures, will look at three still-relevant 21st century medical controversies through the lens of time and local stories. Advancement in vaccination, immunotherapy and physician gender equality are evident throughout Sharon?s history, with two local doctors making significant national contributions.


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