Connecticut Humanities has awarded a very generous COVID Relief Fund for Museums grant in the amount of $22,727.25 to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.
Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, CT Humanities said: “Connecticut’s museums like the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum play critical roles in our communities, helping us better understand our past, contextualize current events, and imagine our collective future. COVID-19 has greatly impacted cultural nonprofits across the state, and CT Humanities is honored to be able to provide much needed financial relief to enable these institutions to retain staff, maintain programming, and begin 2021 in stronger financial positions.”
With this generous grant, LMMM will be able to maintain engagement with the public, sustain adequate staffing, and pay for services that are essential to continue operations as an inspiring educational resource for its communities.
Patsy R. Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “We are truly grateful to Connecticut Humanities for this very generous grant, which will bring crucial relief to our institution as we navigate through these very difficult times. We thank all of our state and federal legislators for championing LMMM’s efforts to continue offering educational programs and tours to our communities during the pandemic.”
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