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In March of 2003, Western Connecticut State University became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. As an affiliate, the university has unique access to the collections and resources of the Smithsonian.

The affiliation makes it possible for WestConn to:

  • borrow artifacts
  • sponsor traveling exhibits
  • engage in research and internship programs
  • develop enhanced grant projects

Through the affiliations program, WestConn may benefit from the loan of Smithsonian artifacts for display and incorporation into university-related events and programs. Members of the university community may also benefit from the Smithsonian’s educational programs and its technical expertise. WestConn has the opportunity to collaborate with the Smithsonian on educational and cultural programs as well.

WestConn is proud to be one of only two Smithsonian Affiliates in Connecticut. Hunt Hill Farm Trust, founded by the late Skitch Henderson and his wife, Ruth, joined the affiliate program in 2004. Hunt Hill Farm Trust and WestConn regularly collaborate on projects.

Introduced in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations offers nonprofit cultural and educational organizations the opportunity to have greater access to Smithsonian collections and resources, lending Smithsonian artifacts to museums and cultural institutions across the country.


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