HARTFORD — The Mark Twain House & Museum announced recently that Connecticut Humanities has awarded the museum a $15,000 CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant. The grant was made possible with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act economic stabilization plan, according to an email from the Museum.
The grant will help the museum to offset loss of revenue and additional expenses resulting from COVID-19. Executive Director Pieter Roos said, “We are very grateful for this support. It will help sustain the museum through this difficult time, so that we may continue to preserve our historic assets for the benefit of the public and to serve the community through our programming.”
Jason R. Mancini, executive director of Connecticut Humanities said, “The Mark Twain House & Museum educates the public about the life and legacy of one of our nation’s most influential cultural figures. CT Humanities is pleased to provide CARES Act funding so that this work can continue during the unprecedented disruptions of the COVID pandemic.”
Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.
The Mark Twain House & Museum is the restored home where American author Samuel Clemens — Mark Twain — and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, are open daily. For more information call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org.