(photo) Sen. Linares Sponsors Bill to Boost Haddam Historical Society

March 6, 2014
Attending the Mar. 6 public hearing on a bill which would provide a boost to the Haddam Historical Society were, from left to right: Emily Smith, Haddam Historical Society President Terry Smith, and Sen. Art Linares.

Attending the Mar. 6 public hearing on a bill which would provide a boost to the Haddam Historical Society were, from left to right: Emily Smith, Haddam Historical Society President Terry Smith, and Sen. Art Linares.

Sen. Art Linares on Mar. 6 testified in favor of a bill which would provide a boost to the Haddam Historical Society.

The bill, which Sen. Linares is sponsoring, calls for $50,000 to be appropriated to the Department of Economic and Community Development, from the state’s General Fund, for fiscal year 2015, for the operating expenses of the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show.

“The show, hosted by the Haddam Historical Society, is a great investment,” Sen. Linares said. “We want visitors to come to Connecticut to enjoy the show and to take in all that our beautiful state has to offer. When people and vendors visit Connecticut, small businesses benefit, restaurants and hotels and bed and breakfasts benefit. Those visitors will keep coming back to Connecticut, and they’ll spread the word about their positive experience here.”

The Haddam Historical Society is a nonprofit, tax -exempt organization founded in 1955. Its mission is “to preserve, collect, interpret and promote the history and heritage of Haddam for present and future generations.” The Society operates the Thankful Arnold House Museum and the Wilhelmina Ann Arnold Barnhart Memorial Garden.

On the web: www.haddamhistory.org