CT Humanities to Award Generous Grant to Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in support of its operations and to expand community access

Connecticut Humanities has awarded a very generous CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant in the amount of $33,600.00 to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
Senator Bob Duff said: “The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum has been a landmark in our community for decades, standing as a living monument to the past and bringing wonderful exhibits to Norwalk for us all to learn from. Residents of all ages can, and should, enrich themselves there, taking advantage of this incredibly valuable resource. I’m excited to see the museum receive funding from CT Humanities to help it further its success and foster more growth.”
With this unprecedented operating grant, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will be able to develop programs and activities that are meaningful and imaginative, while sustaining and broadening its free and low-cost admission program, to give expanded access to underrepresented communities.
Dr. Jason Mancini, executive director at CT Humanities said: “With these grants, the state has provided a lifeline to museums and cultural organizations as they recover from pandemic disruptions and reconnect with and serve their communities. I applaud the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for using the funds to increase public access to their programs. It is vitally important that all residents find connections to strong humanities content in Connecticut.”
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum aims at strengthening communities, building dialogues, and creating a space that is inclusive and accessible, while preserving a cherished National Historic Landmark.
Executive Director Susan Gilgore said: “The Board of Trustees and I are truly grateful to Connecticut Humanities, the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut State Legislature for this very generous grant, which will support the Museum’s operations during these uncertain times, while allowing us to make this institution more vibrant and within reach of all communities in our state.”
About Connecticut Humanities: CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit 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 Connecticut Office of the Arts: The Office of the Arts is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the Office of the Arts is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.