Annual Giving

Dear History Friend:

Once again we look back on a memorable year, with the promise of a new year ahead. New staff welcomed in the fall have already impacted partnerships and programs for people of all ages. There were so many reasons for families to visit—from MLK Day to Lunarfest to our “First Saturday” programs led by the talented apprentices of the Eli Whitney Museum; from art and music outdoors on the lawn of the Pardee-Morris House to free admission for Connecticut kids and accompanying adults, courtesy of the Governor and CT Humanities. We welcomed Morris family descendants, and featured the work of mother and daughter artists Ruth McIntosh Cogswell and Dorothy Cogswell in a new exhibit. Micro-Histories, our popular video series, continued to drive traffic to our YouTube channel. And we received an extraordinary gift from Dina Gorlick—the professional collection of her husband, New Haven photojournalist Eugene “Gene” Gorlick, selections of which can already be seen online.

There is much in store for 2024. Join us as we welcome the Year of the Dragon, celebrate the return of the iconic portrait of Sengbe Pieh (Cinque) and the reopening of a refreshed Amistad Gallery, and in late summer, host the Marquis de Lafayette during his bicentennial farewell tour. Thanks to you, the New Haven Museum is a vibrant center for exploring the people, places, events, and ideas that shape and define the Elm City. Please make your gift to the Annual Fund today.

With gratitude,

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky
Executive Director

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