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Free Admission this Summer at New Haven Museum Thanks to Grant from CT Humanities

New Haven, Conn. (July 1, 2022) – New Haven Museum (NHM) was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $15,050 from Connecticut Humanities to support participation in the CT Summer at the Museum initiative. The program invites Connecticut children ages 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult to visit participating museums free of charge from July 1 through September 5, 2022. Funding for the initiative is provided by the CT General Assembly, with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.

“Expanding access to New Haven history is part of our core mission, and we are delighted to be able to participate again in the CT Summer at the Museum initiative,” says New Haven Museum Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky. “From the quantum physics revolution taking place in the Elm City to vintage images of childhood in New Haven, to a dash of post-industrial alternative history, this summer NHM has a lot to explore.” Click here to see current exhibitions.

The CT Summer at the Museum program was extremely successful in the summer of 2021, with museums throughout the state hosting hundreds of thousands of children. The program is even more important in 2022 given that inflation and high gasoline prices are already adversely impacting attendance at cultural institutions, especially among lower income families.

A visit to a museum provides a special opportunity that can positively impact mental health, demonstrably improve learning outcomes among children and youth, and offer positive activities and outlets in many of the neighborhoods, towns, and cities that museums serve. As children and students missed out on more than two years of group and school visits to cultural institutions as part of hands-on, interactive learning, the CT Summer at the Museum Program gives these children and students a chance to experience the state’s museums and benefit from their programs, activities, and exhibits.

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