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MA-10-16-0112-16

Connecticut Landmarks
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$150,000.00
City: 
Hartford
State: 
CT
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

Connecticut Landmarks will engage with teens to create new exhibitions and related programs at three sites: The Nathan Hale Homestead, the Hempsted House, and the Butler-McCook House and Garden. To accomplish these goals, the museum will work with teens to co-create, prototype, and evaluate new exhibits and interpretive programs and provide professional development for staff to better engage visitors in dialog about challenging topics. The project aims to significantly expand community engagement at these site. The project's success will be measured through visitor responses to the new programs and exhibits and dialog-based (rather than guided) experiences. Surveys, observations and interviews will monitor the visitor experience and staff learning.