Museum receives grant
Willimantic - posted Aug, 02 2013
WILLIMANTIC- The Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic, has received a $1,335 grant from Connecticut Humanities to make the Museum more accessible to Hispanic visitors. The grant will pay for reprinting the museum’s self-guided tour booklet in both Spanish and English, printing a bilingual version of the Museum’s promotional brochure, and translating some of its exhibit captions into Spanish. The translations will be done by Dagmarie Rosario, a student intern at Eastern Connecticut State University majoring in Spanish. Ms. Rosario will be supervised by Dr. Kin Chan, an ECSU Professor of Spanish. The translation project comes just as the Museum has mounted a new, major exhibit on Latino migration to Willimantic. The exhibit is curated by Dr. Ricardo Perez of ECSU, and received major financial support from the ECSU Foundation. The exhibit will be open until Dec. 8, 2013.