WDS Receives COVID Relief Fund for Museums Grant from Connecticut Humanities

WDS Receives COVID Relief Fund for Museums Grant from Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Humanities has awarded the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum a $22,727 COVID Relief Fund for Museums Grant. The funding was provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development Connecticut Office of the Arts through an allocation to the State of Connecticut from the CARES Act.

WDS is among 50 state-wide nonprofit arts and humanities organizations receiving relief funds totaling $1.5 million. The grant was created to reimburse organizations for eligible operating expenses incurred between March and December 2020, enabling museums to retain staff and begin 2021 in a stronger financial position.

“We are grateful for the vital, continued support of Connecticut Humanities and the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts,” said WDS Executive Director Joshua Campbell Torrance. “This funding provides much-needed aid as we continue to preserve one of Connecticut’s historic treasures and develop indispensable education programs and public programming.”

About Connecticut Humanities
Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. 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.