History museum

history museum receives $9.9,000 grant from the National Endowment Fund | Community News

WATERTOWN – Connecticut Humanities, the state’s nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded the Watertown History Museum a $9,900 Connecticut Culture Fund operating support grant.

While a portion of the funds will be used for general operating expenses, this grant will also help fund two new exhibition spaces and facilitate the restructuring of our library and archives. The grant will also provide new computer equipment and wiring for wi-fi access to all floors of the building.

“Our vision is to expand access to the collection, in person and online, to increase awareness of the museum and the history of Watertown and Oakville, and to provide programs and services to our members and the community.

“We are grateful to the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Humanities, and the Connecticut Bureau of the Arts for providing these resources to help us achieve our goals.

“In partnership with our local officials, schools, businesses and our team of dedicated volunteers, the Watertown History Museum is focused on sharing the past with current and future generations,” said curator Diane Ciba.

The Watertown History Museum was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16 million from CT Humanities.

The CTCFOSG is part of a $30.7 million support allocated to non-profit arts, humanities and cultural organizations through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont.

The CTCFOSG will help organizations recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their capacity to serve their community and the public.

To learn more about the Watertown History Museum, visit watertownhistorymuseum.org.

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

The Watertown History Museum is a local non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, sharing, and preserving the heritage and history of Watertown and Oakville for present and future generations.