Don't Forget! Free Admission this Summer at the Wilton Historical Society, Funding Provided by a Grant from CT Humanities

The Wilton Historical Society was recently awarded a grant from Connecticut Humanities to support our participation in the CT Summer at the Museum initiative.

The program invites Connecticut children ages 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult to visit participating museums free of charge from July 1 through September 4, 2023. Funding for the initiative is provided by the CT General Assembly, with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.

The CT Summer at the Museum program was extremely successful in the summer of 2022, with museums throughout the state hosting hundreds of thousands of children, many of whom would not otherwise be able to afford admission. This program is even more important in 2023 given that inflation has been adversely impacting attendance at our institutions, especially among lower-income families.

A visit to a museum provides a special opportunity that can positively impact mental health, demonstrably improve learning outcomes among children and youth, and offer positive activities and outlets in many of the neighborhoods, towns, and cities that we serve. As children and students missed out on more than two years of group and school visits to our institutions as part of hands-on, interactive learning, the CT Summer at the Museum Program gives these children and students a chance to experience our institutions and benefit from our programs, activities, and exhibits.

Join the Wilton Historical Society for a guided tour through its three historic buildings, view two brand-new exhibitions, or view some living history on Summer Saturdays!

Submitted by Wilton, CT

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