As a grassroots advocacy alliance that aims to build a strong grassroots presence, as well as an articulate and loud voice at the Capitol, we have been addressing the dramatic erosion of state investment in the heritage/ humanities sector. We believe that continued public and private investment in history and humanities creates and supports the kinds of communities in CT where residents stay, businesses thrive, and newcomers want to call home.
Our message is simple. Every town in Connecticut has a history museum or historical society, a library, and community groups that offer exhibits and programs that illuminate the values of an engaged informed Connecticut. These places, in every town, exist and thrive with both public and private support.
To further our message, on March 28, 2018 as part of Humanities Advocacy Week, #CTPlaces will meet at the Legislative Office Building in Hearing Room 1A to celebrate the value of history and humanities to Connecticut.
11 AM-11:15 AM: Welcome and Remarks in Hearing Room 1A, Legislative Office Building
11:15 AM-1 PM: “Make Your Case; Make a Difference” Advocates’ Tips & Legislative Update
1 PM: Letter Writing Campaign
2 PM-4 PM: Open Visit with Your Legislators
4 PM- 6 PM: Advocacy Happy Hour with NEMA and Drinking About Museums – Hartford