Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, Executive Director, New Haven Museum

203-562-4183, ext. 120,

Julie Winkel, Media Specialist,                                                                                                             



New Haven Museum Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant

from Connecticut Humanities

New Haven, Conn. (January 19, 2023) – Connecticut Humanities (CTH) has awarded the New Haven Museum (NHM) a $31,400 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG). NHM is among 725 organizations in Connecticut awarded CT Cultural Fund support. Totaling more than $8.5M, these grants are part of a two-year, $30.7M investment in arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. 

The funding will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.

The funds received by NHM will be used to support salaries, contractual services, insurance and utilities. “We’re deeply grateful to Connecticut Humanities and the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts for their support,” says NHM Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky. She adds, “This grant will further strengthen the museum’s mission to provide engaging humanities and arts programming to the public and K-12 teachers and students.  

This CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant is provided from CT Humanities, with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature.

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

About Connecticut Office of the Arts

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) 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 COA is funded by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the New Haven Museum

The New Haven Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven since its inception as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862. Located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue, the Museum brings more than 375 years of New Haven history to life through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach. As a designated Blue Star Museum, the New Haven Museum offers the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information visit or or call 203-562-4183.


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