The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
144 West Main Street
Repository URL: http://www.mattatuckmuseum.org/
Repository code: ctwmhi
Repository description (CRHP): Formerly the Mattatuck Museum of the Mattatuck Historical Society.
Repository description (extant): The Mattatuck Museum was established as the Mattatuck Historical Society in 1877 to preserve the history of that part of Connecticut 'anciently known as Mattatuck' - roughly the ten town region surrounding present-day Waterbury. In the 1960s the Historical Society expanded its mission to 'collect and exhibit the works of Connecticut artists.' The American Association of Museum accredited the museum in 1976, one of the first in the state to meet that standard.
The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections of national significance that interpret the history of the region and the art of Connecticut.
Mission: The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center provides our community with professional scholarship, preservation, and historical programming about our heritage, stimulates the interest in the fine and decorative arts of Connecticut by showcasing their highest quality and expression, and encourages an appreciation of the humanities and the fine arts through its collections, exhibits and programs.
Repository Notes (CRHP): Marie Galbraith, director of the museum, is the contact person for the museum's African American History Project. Her extension is 17.
Repository type: Museum
African American history project