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Westport Historical Society Receives Grant From Connecticut Humanities

Wilton Historical Society & Museum recently received a $1,500 grant from the StEPs-CT. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Westport Historical Society recently received a $1,500 grant from the StEPs-CT. Photo Credit:

WESTPORT/WILTON, Conn. -- Connecticut Humanities has announced more than $20,000 in StEPs-CT grant money is being distributed to 14 heritage organizations throughout the state, including to ones in Westport and Wilton. 

StEPs-CT is a two-year program created with the Connecticut League of History Organizations in partnership with the Connecticut Historical Society, that helps local museums, historical societies, libraries, and cultural groups ensure their programs and collections remain vibrant community resources. 

Local grant recipients include: ·

  • Westport Historical Society - $1,500 for board development training retreat
  • Wilton Historical Society - $1,500 for creating a better website 

Nearly half of the organizations will use the grant money to improve their public visibility, by purchasing new exterior site signage and lighting. Other organizations will use their grants to upgrade technology or build a better website. 

“Over the past year, our StEPs-CT organizations have made great progress in areas of mission, vision, and governance, audience, and management,” said StEPs-CT program manager Scott Wands. “These grants help Connecticut institutions implement the skills and lessons learned during their training and complete critical projects that they simply can’t do on their own or with the assistance of program staff.” 

For more information on Connecticut Humanities and the StEPs-CT program, please visit

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