The Haddam Historical Society was recently awarded a $8100 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities (CTH). CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.
The grant money will be used to support our organization by
- Grow and maintain our ability to serve the Haddam community and the public
- Improve and upgrade our website, information technology and digital infrastructure
- Create additional family and child friendly programs and activities
- Diversify our audience by upgrading tours and program offerings
Executive Director, Elizabeth Malloy noted that the grant will help “us craft a compelling experience for both the online and in-person visitor, which is relevant, educational, and entertaining.
The Haddam Historical Society was one of 725 organizations in Connecticut receiving a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant. Totaling more than $8.5M, these grants are part of a two-year, $30.7M investment in arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont.
This CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant is provided to Haddam Historical Society from CT Humanities, with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
About the Haddam Historical Society
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, to instill a pride of place, respect for the community and encourage broad public engagement. The Thankful Arnold House Museum is a historic house museum dating from the late 18th century located in the village of Haddam, Connecticut along the Connecticut River and is a member of the Connecticut Women’s Heritage Trail and Connecticut’s Historic Gardens. The Society is also responsible for the Haddam Shad Museum which is dedicated to the preservation of shad fishing history in the Connecticut River Valley.
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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.