Torrington Historical Society seeks support for a series of free virtual and in-person humanities programs that will increase access and understanding of local history and collections. Offerings will include virtual lectures, a virtual tour of the Torrington history exhibit and the transition of the collections database to an online format, all providing free, COVID-safe access for the public. Two summer programs will be held onsite. The grant period is May through December 2021.
COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.
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.
* This relief grant was funded by the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.
This project has two components: a World War I exhibition and a World War I Living History Day. The exhibit will discuss the Great War and its impact on the Torrington community. The Living History event, a collaboration with the Connecticut Civil War Round Table, will include a lecture, re-enactors, and period music.