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MHS Awarded Two Grants

MHS Awarded Two Grants

We are ringing in the New Year with some great news!  We have been awarded an $8,400 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG).  We were one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that were awarded CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities (CTH). The CTCFOSGs are part of $30.7M of support allocated to arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont.

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Online Exhibit Made in America: The Folk Art of Coverlets

Online Exhibit Made in America: The Folk Art of Coverlets

Hello Historical Society members and supporters. Unfortunately the museum could not be opened this season due to the pandemic so we are working to bring the exhibits to you!

Volunteers at the society have been working hard to republish previous newsletter articles to the web site and now we have gone a step further and created an online exhibit experience.

Our first installment is titled “Made in America: The Folk Art of Coverlets.” This exhibit was curated by Ann Galonska and Peggy Church as part of the 2010 museum season.

The format is a little bit different from our normal site content. The exhibit takes up the full width of the page in order to maximize the size of its images. If you would like to see even more detail of each image, just click on it and it will expand to fill your web browser. Also beware that you navigate the exhibit using the large green buttons at both the top and bottom of the page.

We hope you enjoy revisiting this exhibit and we look forward to any feed back you may have. Please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Thank you and stay well.
Your friends at the Mansfield Historical Society.

Museum Closed To Visitors

Museum Closed To Visitors

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Mansfield Historical Society’s museum and research library will be temporarily closed until further notice. Our April program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date. Plans for our May meeting and the summer exhibits are currently on hold.

We continue to monitor the evolving situation and follow public safety guidelines. When it is once again safe to congregate, we will notify you of upcoming events. We will keep you informed of new developments via email and a newsletter will be forthcoming when program plans can be made. You may still contact us via email or phone (860) 429-6575.

In the meantime we will continue to bring you content about Mansfield history on our website. As a first step we are providing you with a library of historical articles from past newsletters, ranging from 1998 to the present. There are articles about a wide variety of topics for your reading pleasure. A new installment of articles will be posted each week over the next two months. We are also working to develop digital versions of some past exhibits.

Stay well and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you again when this health crisis is over.

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