Connecticut Humanities has announced that 11 state organizations have been awarded more than $130,000 in competitive grant money to support humanities-based programming. The money will help fund events ranging from a series of programs for the Fairfield Town Green's historic properties to an annual storytelling festival in New London.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center received two grants worth more than $25,000. The largest of the two ($20,950) is a planning grant which will support the "Fairfield Town Green Education Initiative." This an effort to create an exhibit and program plan for the Sun Tavern, Victorian Cottage and Victorian Barn which will build a vibrant arts, culture and humanities campus and significant tourism draw for Fairfield. The second grant ($4,999) will fund an art exhibit featuring "Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson" beginning April 7. This will be the first exhibition of Lawson's work since the longtime Fairfield County resident's death in 1957.