WDS Receives COVID-19 Relief
WDS Receives COVID-19 Relief Grant from Connecticut Humanities
Connecticut Humanities has awarded the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum a $10,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant. The grant funds will be used to defray financial losses incurred during the museum’s extended closure due to COVID-19. Funding for the grant is from the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.
“We are grateful to Connecticut Humanities for its continued, critical support, especially during these challenging times,” says Cynthia Riccio, acting co-director at WDS. “This funding strengthens our work in preserving one of Connecticut’s historic treasures and developing valuable public programming.”
Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.
About the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience – from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. Tours include the 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington met with French General Rochambeau and planned the military campaign leading to the end of the Revolutionary War; the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America’s first diplomat to France; and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House, which depicts Connecticut life in the 18th and 19th centuries. For more information visit: www.webb-deane-stevens.org or call (860) 529-0612, and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WDSMUSEUM.