Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) has received a $96,575 Good to Great grant from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will substantially fund KTM&HC’s project to turn the raw space in the lower level of its new Visitor Center into a state-of-the-art museum collections storage and research facility.
“We have extraordinary documents in our collection,” said Executive Director, Hildi Grob. “Some great examples are a British officer’s hand-drawn schematic of the Battle of Ridgefield and Anna Marie Resseguie’s nine journals detailing everyday life in Ridgefield during the Civil War. We also have Cass Gilbert’s notes on the destruction he saw in post-World War I France.” She points out that these items, and many others, are more frequently accessed now as KTM&HC develops new tours and exhibitions for the public visiting its recently expanded site--and for its growing school programs, which reached upwards of 2,500 students in the just-ended school year.