CT Cultural Fund grant supports Ridgefield Historical Society's work

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 aids the society’s 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. For more information about the Ridgefield Historical Society, visit ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org



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