Information via Greenwich Historical Society
GREENWICH, CT – Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz visited the Greenwich Historical Society on Monday to promote the state’s Summer at the Museum program.
Governor Ned Lamont created the program in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. It is funded by a $15 million investment in federal COVID-19 recovery funding that Connecticut received from the American Rescue Plan Act.
As part of the program, from July 1, 2022 through September 5, 2022, Connecticut children ages 18 and under—plus one accompanying Connecticut adult—can receive free admission to any of the participating museums, including historic house museums, historic sites, historic museums. art museums, children’s museums, science centers, specialty museums, natural history museums, university museums, arboretums/botanical gardens and zoos.
State Representative Stephen Meskers, first coach Fred Camillo, coach Janet Stone McGuigan and GTR members Kathy Myer and Hector Arzeno, along with historic society executive director and CEO Debra Mecky were on hand with Bysiewicz to offer their support and approval.
Bysiewicz highlighted the benefits the program provides for families and children to learn together during the summer and the tourism opportunities induced for communities.
Meskers and Camillo offered their support and gratitude to the lieutenant governor for the program, and Mecky cited research that shows that when parents participate in taking their children to museums and historic sites, the experience has a lasting impact. on learning outcomes.
After the brief remarks, Mecky offered a tour of the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House.
From now until September 5, Connecticut children 18 and under, plus an accompanying CT adult, can go to Bruce Museum located at 1 Museum Drive, and the Greenwich Historical Society at 47 Strickland Road in Cos Cob, free of charge.
Participating museums have the discretion to administer the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program to the best of their abilities and according to their needs.
Certain restrictions may apply and capacity may be limited (e.g. limit of one adult per household, blackout dates, exclusions for special events, etc.). Connecticut residents should check each museum’s website for restrictions before visiting.