Connecticut arts, cultural groups share $3 million in grants

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A dozen Connecticut nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are set to receive more than $3 million through a state grant program.

The Department of Economic and Community Development’s Good to Great initiative funds projects that tell stories of cultural and historic sites in engaging, meaningful and relevant ways.

This list of grants includes $150,000 for a humidity control system at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol; $50,000 to complete restoration of a historically significant trolley at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor; and $50,000 to Ebony Horsewomen Inc. in Hartford to build a barn and create its mini Black Cowboy Museum.

The funding can be used for a variety of needs, including construction, exhibit design and installation, planning and marketing. Recipients must provide a $25 percent cash match.

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