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CT Humanities Cultural Fund Grant Supports Historical Society Work

The Ridgefield Historical Society was a recent beneficiary of a CTH Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant, helping us do our work and serve our mission.

The Connecticut Humanities Board of Directors has awarded an $8900 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant for 2023 to the Ridgefield Historical Society. The grant will aide our mission to preserve, interpret, and foster public knowledge of Ridgefield’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage.

“We are grateful for this support, which will help the Ridgefield Historical Society continue to protect and share the history of this wonderful town and explore new
opportunities to connect with our community,” said Tracy Seem, president of the historical society board.

The Ridgefield Historical Society was one of 723 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.

The Ridgefield Historical Society is headquartered in the Scott House, a 1714 structure that formerly stood on Main Street and later Catoonah Street. Saved from demolition by the founders of the Ridgefield Historical Society, it was rebuilt at 4 Sunset Lane with a climate-controlled vault for its collection and opened in 2002. Materials being preserved range from archaeological artifacts from pre-colonial times to a collection focused on the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 at 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.

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