Grant to help Warren Historical Society
The Warren Historical Society has received a grant for $1,914 from Connecticut Humanities.
The money will fund the society's latest project: to digitalize its archives for better access to scholars and the public at large.
Funds will support a computer system, a printer, a scanner and Microsoft Office and Past Perfect software to manage the organization's collection and organization in the digital realm.
In 2013, the society received funding for filing cabinets, the centerpiece of the museum's new space in the Warren Community Center.
The most recent grant will help the organization step into the 21st century.
In the past two years, the museum has taken strides in order to secure and safeguard Warren's historical legacy and serve the community through audience outreach and special programming.
The community has responded in kind with well-attended events, successful fundraising, a revitalized and expanded board, and growth in membership.
As the organization moves forward, a centralized repository for the town's digital archives and organizational records will help the society realize its mission: "The Warren Historical Society discovers, celebrates and preserves Warren's history through its collections, programs and exhibits."
"A dedicated computer with a full complement of relevant software and accessories will enable us to more efficiently steward our collection, and will allow us to more effectively engage our audience in Warren and beyond," said Rebecca Neary, president.
"We are thrilled that this grant from Connecticut Humanities allows us to become a better organization," she said, "and continue our Society's progress. We look forward to using these new capabilities to the benefit of all to share in the wonderful history of Warren."
For information, call 860-868-6724 or visit www.warrencthistory.org.