Historical society completes steps


NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Historical Society has completed two of six focuses under the StEPS-CT program.

StEPS-CT is a two year program created by Connecticut Humanities with the Connecticut League of History Organizations and run in partnership with the Connecticut Historical Society. StEPS-CT stands for Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations in Connecticut.

The program, which runs from 2015 through 2017, provides guidance and mentorship to help create a vision and direction for the future of historical organizations.

The Naugatuck Historical Society has completed the area focused on its mission, vision and governance. During this section, the society wrote, reviewed and rewrote its mission statement, vision statement, job descriptions and overall board organization, a press release stated. The society achieved a Bronze Certificate in this area.

The second segment the society completed focused on audience. The society surveyed residents to learn more about how it can improve services, and looked at improving its new website. In this area, the society earned a Silver Certificate, the release stated.

“The certificates not only show the museum world our progress, but also show ourselves what we are capable of, even during our time of great transition,” Wendy Murphy, team leader of the Audience section, said in the release.