The Historical Society of Easton was recently awarded a $5,600.00 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities. This grant assists organizations like ours as we recover from the pandemic and will help maintain and grow our ability to serve the public.

With these funds, the Historical Society can continue preserving documents and photographs through improved computer infrastructure.  New equipment and software will allow our volunteers to digitize and upload our archive for public access.  These needed upgrades will help us provide learning opportunities for students and adults in our community. 

As our director Bruce Nelson points out, this grant “will allow us to share Easton’s history with both present and future generations. Our ability to offer the community a non-subscription-based archive of Easton’s past will now become a reality.”

Our town’s Historical Society was one of 723 organizations in the state receiving a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant. Totaling more than $8.5M, these grants are part of a two-year, $30.7M investment in arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. 

Founded in 1968, the Historical Society of Easton is a certified non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by volunteers. We preserve and catalog artifacts, documents and photographs while sharing stories from Easton’s past through our featured articles in the Easton Courier. We encourage community engagement and support education through lectures, events, and programs.

The Society currently manages two historic properties in town. These includes the Adams Schoolhouse, circa 1850, and the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead, circa 1816. The latter is listed on both the Connecticut and National Registers of Historic Places. As advocates for Easton’s recently adopted Demolition Delay Ordinance, the Society also provides valuable guidance for homeowner’s of historically significant properties.

In-person talks hosted by our Society will begin again this March 12th at the Easton Public Library’s Community Room with a visit from Marty Podskoch, author of the marvelous travel guide, The Connecticut 169 Club.  He will be speaking on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in our state.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about our upcoming events, please visit our website and subscribe for updates.  

About Connecticut Humanities
CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting

About Connecticut Office of the Arts

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut’s creative economy. Part of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, the COA is funded by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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