Connecticut Humanities has awarded a very generous CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant in the amount of $16,800 to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
CT Humanities Executive Director Dr. Jason Mancini said, “CT Humanities is proud to provide this CT Cultural Fund operating support grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. Our public arts/humanities organizations are the most important sites of knowledge and inquiry that inspire and educate all of our residents. Thank you to the CT General Assembly and to Governor Lamont for this investment in arts and culture in Connecticut.”
With this very generous operating grant, LMMM will be able to develop programs that are illuminating and inspiring, while the Museum continues to broaden its audiences and expand access to underrepresented communities.
LMMM Executive Director Susan Gilgore said: “The Board of Trustees and I are very grateful to Connecticut Humanities, the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut State Legislature for providing this crucial funding opportunity. This grant gives LMMM the vital support it needs to create programs that strengthen our communities and open a dialogue on American history, art, and culture of the 19th century that may help us understand today’s issues and perspectives and build a better future.”
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 the Connecticut Office of the Arts: The Office of the Arts 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 Office of the Arts is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.