There are hundreds of special places and special heritage and humanities organizations whose vitality is fundamental to Connecticut’s quality of life and competitiveness. This was the premise for the #CTPlaces Coalition and #CTPlaces Advocacy Day on March 28, 2018. Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff opened the event by talking about how humanities organizations have personally impacted him.
The economic significance of cultural, heritage and historical organizations in Connecticut was one theme of the day. As was recently stated in the Hartford Business Journal’s article Cultural nonprofits head to state Capitol touting $830M economic impact, an economic impact study by the Alliance of American Museums reported that museums across the state have created over 10,200 jobs, amounting to more than $550 million in annual income.
Thank you to everyone that attended Advocacy Day. A big thank you to the New England Museum Association, Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Historical Society for helping to coordinate the event. Look for more news from the #CTPlaces Coalition in the coming months.