The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces
MUSEUM MAKEOVER GRANT
Sharon, CT: The Sharon Historical Society & Museum has been selected to receive a Museum Makeover grant for 2022. Museum Makeover is a program of Conservation ConneCTion and funded through a grant from CT Humanities to the Connecticut League of History Organizations. The program for 2022 received 63 applications and funded 15 projects.
The Museum Makeover grant provides Sharon Historical Society & Museum (SHS) with two site visits from expert museum curators. The expert curators will examine the SHS exhibit areas and collections, and work with staff on a small-scale proof-of-concept exhibit for implementation in October 2022. In addition, CT Humanities will provide up to $3,000 to help cover the costs of implementing the mini-exhibition. The focus of the proof-of-concept exhibit will be to explore a little-known story from Sharon’s iron and agricultural history, and to explore ways to engage visitors with the exhibit in-person and online. The outcomes of the Museum Makeover project will help to inform plans for a larger permanent exhibit.