Organization City South Windsor

CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant: Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Inc.


  • Organization Name:
    Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,700.00

  • 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: Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $17,500.00

  • 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.


Collections Relocation and Interpretive Planning


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $6,200.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    We will transition our small museum and public lending library to a “Learning Library.” The project begins with marking our collection of children’s books by reading level and assessing how they should be shelved. We will increase physical access to reference materials and parts of our collections by reallocating how we use our public spaces. We will also develop programming that provides hands-on learning about primary resources and dramatically expand our oral history committee work.


CT Museums Kids Are Free: Wood Memorial Library and Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Wood Memorial Library and Museum

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,610.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


Multimedia Online Exhibit


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of Wood Memorial Library

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    We will create an online multimedia exhibit that can be utilized as a self-guided tour of Nowashe Village, an outdoor Native American museum exhibit located at Wood Memorial Library & Museum. This project will incorporate some resources already created, but not yet in the necessary format (for example, video interview clips). While the majority of funds from this grant request will be to support staff time, we will also record audio clips of spoken Native American words.


COVID Relief: Providing Continuity in Education


  • Organization Name:
    Friends of Wood Memorial Library

  • Organization City:
    South Windsor

  • 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.


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