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Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Receives Grant from Ridgefield Rotary Club

 The Ridgefield Rotary Club has awarded Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center a generous grant that allowed the museum to purchase museum-quality air purifiers, supporting a clean and safer touring environment in the historic tavern museum.

The Rotary Club’s grant helped KTM&HC successfully navigate the transition from temporary pandemic-related closure to full in-person operations. This June, the museum reopened its doors to the public, welcoming visitors inside our historic buildings for the first time in over a year. A top priority in reopening was to create a system of cleaning and sanitizing that promotes comfort and a sense of security for returning staff, volunteers, and visitors. The Rotary Club’s grant strategically targeted this need, allowing the museum to purchase simple and highly effective technology that purifies the museum air while keeping the collections safe.

“We’re so thankful to the Ridgefield Rotary Club for their continued support and, after a difficult year, for their help in creating a safer museum environment for our team and the public,” said KTM&HC Board President Rhonda Hill. “Knowing that we had the safety components covered allowed us to turn our attention to developing new tour and exhibit experiences that are sure to engage returning and new visitors.”

The Ridgefield Rotary Club has consistently supported KTM&HC programming and operations. In recent years, the Club has awarded KTM&HC grants to support the museum’s award-winning #HandsOnHistory exhibits and underwrite school programming for Danbury students.

Experience the new site experience – including guided Museum and Walking tours, exhibits featuring nineteenth-century photography, a film about blue flow china – by purchasing tickets here.

Caption:  Ridgefield Rotary Club has awarded Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center a substantial grant to fund air purifiers for the historic tavern museum. Pictured here are KTM&HC Board President Rhonda Hill, KTM&HC Board Member and Ridgefield Rotary Club Member Joel Third, KTM&HC Executive Director Hildegard Grob, and Ridgefield Rotary Club President Joe Cleary.

 

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