#CTPlacesMatter Rally, April 8th

The #CTPlacesMatter rally to preserve public funding in Connecticut for historic preservation, humanities, and historical programs, is to be held tomorrow afternoon, April 8th, 2015, in Hartford, from 1PM to 5PM.

Jointly organized by the Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Connecticut Historical Society, and the Connecticut League of History Organizations, the rally’s goal is to make citizens aware of the devastating impact Gov. Malloy’s proposed budget for the next two years will have on humanities and history programs throughout the state, and to send a message to state legislators that these cuts are not acceptable.

Connecticut Places Matter Image

A detailed timeline for the rally, published by the Connecticut Trust, is as follows:

1-2PM: Briefing and comments by the Connecticut Humanties Council, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Connecticut Historical Society. Room 1D of the Legislative Office Building.

2-5PM: Meet with legislators — schedule this on your own, or join a group meeting coordinated by lobbyists.

3PM: Remarks at the Hall of Flags.

3:30-5PM: Reception and Special Exhibition of local artifacts at the Hall of Flags.

This will be followed by the Connecticut Trust’s 40th Annual Connecticut Preservation Awards celebration, at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford.

Please consider attending this very important rally to save public funding of cultural, history, and humanities programs throughout our state, and make your voice heard. For more information, please visit any of the following sites:

CT Places Matter website

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation website

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Facebook page


Image of the Derby Historical Society's David Humphreys House, Ansonia, Connecticut

The Derby Historical Society’s David Humphreys House (c.1698), Ansonia, Connecticut, is just one of many examples of culturally important and publicly-funded historic Connecticut buildings that have benefited greatly from past state funding, and continue to rely largely on such funding for future operation and upkeep.

#CTPlacesMatter #ThisPlaceMatters #CTHistory

About John Poole

My interests include historic homes, architectural preservation and restoration, improving the energy performance of old houses, and traditional timber frames.
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One Response to #CTPlacesMatter Rally, April 8th

  1. John Poole says:

    Thanks, Alexandra. I hope so, too!

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