Annual Giving

Dear Friend,

As we near the end of an amazingly busy year, we have embarked on strategic planning and find ourselves engaged daily in conversation about how we move forward in a changing world. The mariner’s compass rose, drawn by chalk artist Jaime LaDucer for our Old School Ink opening, invited participation from passersby and visitors alike. This community art project, joyfully completed by all ages, reflected the spirit with which we connect with New Haven residents. Its brightly colored petals point to the promise and discovery ahead as we chart our course.

Like the historical treasures throughout our Museum, your generosity was abundantly on view this year. Thank you for showing your love for the Elm City’s history. From contributions for our new gallery (almost there!), window restoration (72 more to go!), summer season at Pardee-Morris House (programs continue to evolve!), and conservation treatment, to enthusiastic turnout for lectures and tours, we are grateful for the myriad ways you reinforced the work of our staff and volunteers.

Gifts made to our collections this year will inform learning, research and exhibits for years to come. In 2018, we will continue to tell your stories of WWI, as well as turn our attention to the sea. The return of a long-term loan inspires us to rethink our Maritime Gallery and explore the city’s relationship to its harbor.

With your continued support, we will stay creative, current, relevant and ahead of the curve as a welcoming, vibrant space central to city life.

Best wishes for a promise-filled new year,

Francis Jay Broderick
President, Board of Directors

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky
Executive Director

To see highlights from 2017, view our slideshow from this year’s annual meeting.


Are you able to make an additional gift in support of our new gallery project?


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