Glebe Announces Receipt of CT Cultural Fund Grant
The Glebe House Museum Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities
Woodbury, CT — Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant 2022 to theGlebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden.
As we head into a new season of preservation & education, we are proud to announce the receipt of a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant for 2022 in the amount of $9,200. The grants are administered through CT Humanities with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
These grants will assist organizations like the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden, as they recover from the global pandemic and work to become more accessible and sustainable.
We are proud to be one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that was awarded
CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16M from CT Humanities. The CTCFOSG 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.
“As we celebrate our 97th year, we remain committed to finding new and exciting ways to connect with our community and provide engaging experiences for our visitors.
Through this funding we will jumpstart projects that make our museum collection more accessible, improve our IT systems that will enable us to increase our presence online with programming and exhibitions, and increase sustainability as we engage new audiences.
This important funding puts our goals within reach and we are grateful for the support.” – LoriAnn Witte, Director
This grant was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
About the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden: Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of historic Woodbury’s village center, the Glebe House Museum offers visitors a glimpse of Revolutionary War-era Connecticut. The 18th century Georgian house is furnished as the home of the Rev. John Rutgers Marshall and his family, who lived in the “glebe” during the turmoil of the American War for Independence. In 1926, Gertrude Jekyll, the renowned English horticultural designer, was commissioned to create an old-fashioned, English-style garden to enhance the newly created museum. It is her only remaining design in North America. The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden is a private, non-profit, educational and cultural institution, dedicated to maintaining and preserving the historic house and garden.
About Connecticut Humanities CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.
About Connecticut Office of the Arts
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the COA is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.