Annual Giving

Dear Friend,

How will we remember 2020? In many ways, the year is ending as it began, with hope.

2020 roared in with such promise — a 50 percent uptick in school programs, a new major exhibition, anchor programs with cultural partners, and celebrations of women’s achievements. Then came our Friday the 13th closure and the scramble to learn the pandemic pivot. Our commitment to stay connected with you has focused on collection and archive projects that bring even more Elm City history to you through our digital channels. Throughout, we considered the health and well-being of people, collections, and our historic buildings.

As protests grew louder, elections drew nearer, and the virus spread more widely, we also reviewed our role in the community as a recorder, with you, of this moment for future generations. We have found new ways to gather, connect, and define community.

2020 has had a profound effect on how we think about and document history. We are grateful for your continued support and hope you will make a gift at this time. Help keep the New Haven Museum a vibrant center for exploring the people, places, events, and ideas that shape and define the Elm City.

We look forward to the day when we can welcome you back to the Museum. Until then, we wish you a healthy and happy holiday and start to 2021.

Francis Jay Broderick
President, Board of Directors

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky
Executive Director


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

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