WDS Receives CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant from Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Humanities has awarded the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum a $10,000 CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant. The grant funds will be used to defray financial losses incurred during the museum’s extended closure due to COVID-19. Funding for the grant was by the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.

“We are grateful to Connecticut Humanities for its continued, critical support, especially during these challenging times,” says Cynthia Riccio, acting co-director at WDS. “This funding strengthens our work in preserving one of Connecticut’s historic treasures and developing valuable public programming.”

The CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant was made possible with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.  

Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.