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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Haven Museum Receives 2014 Bruce Fraser Award for Wooster Square Exhibition


NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Museum has received the 2014 Fraser Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History "for its most popular and acclaimed major exhibition to date, 'Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square,'” according to a release

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"The Fraser Award is named in honor of the late Bruce Fraser, scholar, activist, and director of the Connecticut Humanities Council (now Connecticut Humanities) from 1982 to 2010.  The award honors Fraser’s work in supporting and promoting the study, teaching, and preservation of Connecticut history, and sharing that history with residents of the State of Connecticut," the release said.
 
"Each year the Fraser Award is given in recognition of 'the best work on a significant aspect of Connecticut’s public history published or presented in a given year.,'” the release said.
 
"In presenting the award to New Haven Museum Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, ASCH Awards Chair Peter Hinks lauded 'Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square,' for being 'energetic, diverse, detailed, and entertaining,' and noted the exhibition’s most distinguishing characteristic was its collaborative style,' the release said.
 
“The exhibition embodied the collaboration that the best public history is all about: the local institution with its space, preserved materials, and engaged staff summoning the broad community to interact with them integrally to weave a vivid chronicle that recounts and touches that community itself," Hinks  said, also in the release.
 
 
 
We are honored by the acknowledgement by ASCH for the work done by the New Haven Museum,” Tockarshewsky said in the release. “It is especially gratifying to receive the Fraser Award for an exhibition that was so enthusiastically received by the public.” 
 
For more information visit or Facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.

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