CTCulture.org: Connecticut Humanities Council (CHC) Website Enhanced with More Grants, Programs, Museums and Great Things to Do in Connecticut
(Middletown, CT) The Connecticut Humanities Council (CHC) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing grant resources, reading programs, and community services to the public that help them explore Connecticut’s cultural life and history, as well as works of literature. The CHC has just recently completed a major upgrade to its website at www.CTculture.org, bringing to light much more information on their Connecticut heritage grants, reading programs, classroom resources, local museums, and a great database of educational and fun things to do in Connecticut.
The website features a Connecticut calendar of events with interesting adult and kids activities throughout the Nutmeg State. An online library of CT museums, cultural and historical sites provides detailed information on great places to learn more about the state, many of which make perfect field trips for children of all ages All of these newly enhanced sections are geared towards bringing the rich history and cultural fabric of Connecticut to more and more people.
The CHC website directory features information on hundreds and hundreds of fun and often free things to do in Connecticut. Visitors will find out all about the P.T. Barnum Museum, founder of the circus known as “The Greatest Show on Earth”; the Yale Peabody Museum, full of dinosaur bones and much, much, more; and the Hartford Children’s Museum with lots of creative hands-on kids’ activities to learn from.
Teachers of all grades will find ideas and Connecticut lesson plans created by the state’s history museums that bring Connecticut history into the classroom.
The CHC provides opportunities for people of all ages to explore great literature through facilitated book discussions at schools, libraries, and cultural centers across the state. They fund and operate many Connecticut reading programs, inviting both young and old Nutmeggers to make reading a part of every day life. . The CHC’s website has 30 to 40 book discussions for children at Connecticut public libraries listed at any time, and an equal number for adults.
Reading programs such as Motheread /Fatheread Connecticut teach adults the best ways to promote a love of reading in children using great multicultural reading selections and the support of family resource staff, adult ed teachers, and ESL (English as a second language) instructors.
The CHC Idea Store on the www.CTculture.org site is full of Connecticut books and videos about CT history, culture, and people. Visitors may find everything from Connecticut genealogy books to histories of the state’s tobacco growing culture or the Colt firearms factory.
The CHC provides resources for the advancement of state cultural projects through their Connecticut Grant Funds. The Connecticut non-profit offers three CT grant funds to support activities and organizations that promote the state’s cultural heritage. The Connecticut Heritage Revitalization Fund provides grants for Connecticut history focused projects and organizations, such as Connecticut museums, that bring the state’s history to a wider public audience.
Heritage Preservation Technical Assistance Grants, offered in collaboration with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, fund projects that preserve the historic character of our state. Community Foundation Collaborations fund heritage and culture initiatives via three local community foundations to bring CHC benefits to a grass-roots level. Grant seekers will find information on how to apply for grant funding on the CHC website.
The Connecticut Humanities Council is non-profit and operates solely on the generosity of supporters. The CHC welcomes donations to support its work. CHC donors have the deep satisfaction of knowing they are helping to provide reading programs, heritage grants for museums and historical societies, and educational resources for preschoolers on up through senior citizens.
The CHC staff welcomes questions, new ideas, grant applicants, donations, and every level of participation in their Connecticut heritage programs. Give them a call today at 860.685.2260 or send an email to Info@CTCulture.org to learn more and get involved. Directions to their Middletown office are on the website and make sure to explore more fun things to do in Connecticut while at www.CTCulture.org.
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