Haddam Historical Society Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities

Connecticut Humanities, the statewide nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded the Haddam Historical Society a $12,800 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG).

The grant is critical in allowing the Haddam Historical Society to continue operations and the Thankful Arnold House Museum to remain open. In addition, funding will help us to keep staff in the museum for visitors, research, and collections care. Funds will also be transformational by allowing the society to update its online presence and present more virtual programs and tours and to share the communities important and inspiring stories with a wider audience.

Executive Director, Elizabeth Malloy noted that this grant is critical to the survival of the society during these difficult times and that for the past two years they have had to cancel most programming and fundraisers. The funding will allow the society to improve its virtual exhibits and programs and maintain our ability to serve the community and public.

The Haddam Historical Society was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities. The CTCFOSG are part of the $30.7M of support allocated to arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CTH over the next years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. The CTCFOSG will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.

This grant was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.

The mission of the Haddam Historical Society (HHS) is to preserve, collect, interpret and promote the history and heritage of Haddam for present and future generations in order to instill a pride of place, respect for the community and encourage broad public engagement. The Haddam Historical Society provides numerous activities including programs, events, exhibits and services for both adults and children which help them discover an understanding and respect for the town's heritage and previous generations. The group is also active in local preservation issues and documenting significant historic structures.

HHS operates the Thankful Arnold House Museum and Haddam Shad Museum and is a member of the Connecticut Women’s Heritage Trail and Connecticut’s Historic Gardens.

About Connecticut Humanities
CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.

About Connecticut Office of the Arts
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the COA is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.