Connecticut Humanities Announces $16,000 in Grants

May 19, 2016 ·

From Christina Griffin, Norwalk Patch and Joyce Ogirrl, WTNH.

Connecticut Humanities has announced that four nonprofit organizations will share more than $16,000 in grant money to support humanities-based programming.

Each month, Connecticut Humanities distributes money, allocated by the Connecticut General Assembly, through a competitive, merit-based application process. Connecticut Humanities’ April Quick Grants will support programs ranging from an exhibit which explores the effort to preserve Norwalk’s Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in the 1960s to an examination of the traditions and heritage of Carnival, as celebrated by Hartford’s West Indian communities…

A grant of $4,964 will fund the exhibit “Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Communities” at the Connecticut Historical Society. For more than 50 years, Hartford has hosted a West Indian Independence Celebration, featuring costumes created by Caribbean youth under the direction of experienced costume makers. The historical society will display these costumes along with images of the West Indian Parade through the years. The exhibit, which will run August 18 through October 8, 2016 will explore the community’s immigration and history in central Connecticut…

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