Senator McKinney Helps Secure $150,000 for Fairfield Museum and History Center

June 27, 2007

HARTFORD, CT – Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) today announced that the Fairfield Historical Society will receive $75,000 in state aid for construction of the new Fairfield Museum and History Center set to open September 16th. Senator McKinney has helped secure a total of $150,000 in state aid for the museum and history center, including a $75,000 grant-in-aid authorized last year. The new funding will be officially announced by Governor Rell on Friday when the state bond commission meets in Hartford.

“Fairfield’s commitment to historic preservation is one of our town’s most endearing qualities and one of our most precious responsibilities,” said Senator McKinney. “The Fairfield Museum and History Center will be an epicenter of cultural tradition, local history and education that will appeal not only to Fairfield residents, but to tourists, students and scholars from all over the country. I am pleased the state chose to invest in this project and to support the Fairfield Historical Society in its efforts to preserve and share Connecticut’s rich history and tradition.”

Located on the Fairfield Town Green, the Fairfield Museum and History Center is set to open September 16th and include a library, historical exhibits, community meeting rooms and classrooms. Surrounded by many of the region’s most important historic properties, the Fairfield Museum and History Center aims to transform the green into a unique cultural campus and vital tourist destination.