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Senator Duff Presents Connecticut Humanities Grant to the Norwalk Historical Society

NORWALK, CT – Today, Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) presented the Norwalk Historical Society with a Connecticut Humanities Grant for $35,000. The grant will cover some of the cost of the "Norwalk Changing Communities Before 1835" exhibition. Since 1995, the Connecticut General Assembly has provided funding to Connecticut Humanities to deliver grants and support services for institutions in the humanities, such as libraries, museums, and historical and cultural societies and associations.

"As someone whose family goes back five generations in Norwalk, I'm so proud of our city's rich and diverse history," said Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk). "Throughout the years, the Norwalk Historical Society's educational exhibits and programs have allowed for that history to be preserved and shared with local residents and neighboring communities. I'm pleased that this generous grant from CT Humanities will help cover the cost of the new exhibition and further foster the education and preservation of Norwalk's history."

"We are thrilled to have received this grant from CT Humanities," said Diane Jellerette, Executive Director of the Norwalk Historical Society. "This will continue to allow us to tell the rich history of the city of Norwalk."

Established in 1899, the Norwalk Historical Society is a non-profit organization that focuses on the research, preservation, and promotion of interest in the history of Norwalk, through educational exhibits, programs, and lectures.

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