Heritage organizations sharing nonprofit grants

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)  –  Connecticut Humanities is giving more than $20,000  Steps-CT grant money to fourteen heritage organizations in the state.  Steps-CT is a two-year program with the Connecticut League of history organizations and the Connecticut Historical Society that assists local museums, historical societies, libraries and cultural groups build professionalism to help ensure their programs and collections remain vibrant community resources.

The following is a list of the organizations receiving the grant money:

Cheshire Historical Society – $1,500 – Wayfinding Signage for Cheshire Historical Society

Colchester Historical Society – $1,500 – Wayfinding New Signage

Deep River Historical Society – $1,500 – Technology Improvements for the Deep River Historical Society

Avery-Copp House (Groton)- $1,500 – Museum Signage and Lighting

Dudley Foundation (Guilford)- $1,500 – StEPs-Ct Strategic Plan

Guilford Keeping Society – $1,495 – Guilford Keeping Society Strategic Plan

Denison Society (Mystic)- $1,500 – New Logo & Signage for Denison Homestead

New Britain Industrial Museum – $1,500 – Capacity Building Through Strategic Planning

Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum (South Windsor)- $1,500 – The Wood Library & Museum Sign Project

Stonington Historical Society – $1,500 – Stonington Strategic Plan Initiative

Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust – $1,500 – WHPT Strategic Planning

Westport Historical Society – $1,500 – Board Development Training Retreat

Wilton Historical Society – $1,500 – Creating a Better Website

Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society (Windsor)- $850 – Wayfinding Signage Surrounding the CVTM

According to Connecticut Humanities many of the organizations will use the money to improve their public visibility with new exterior site signage and lighting.  some will use the money to upgrade technology and some will use the money to better clarify and define their mission.


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