According to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), museums are economic engines.
They directly contribute $21 billion to the U.S. economy each year and billions more through their visitors’ indirect spending.
The Connecticut state legislature defines a Cultural District as “a specific area of a city or town identified by the municipality that has a number of cultural facilities, activities, and/or assets – both for profit and nonprofit. It is a walkable, compact area that is easy for visitors to recognize. It is a center of cultural activities, artistic and economic. It is a place in your city/town where community members congregate, and visitors may enjoy those places that make a community special. Because each community is unique, each Cultural District will look different.”
Being part of this district elevates our voice as a history museum and gives us standing among our peers.