Connecticut State Parks and Museums free this weekend: 100th anniversary
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut State Parks agency, now part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Governor has promulgated a weekend of free entry, for Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th. See "Malloy waives fees for Connecticut state parks, museums for this weekend" from the New Haven Register.
-- Free Connecticut State Parks Weekend webpage
-- Connecticut State Parks Centennial webpage
One of the items they have published in honor of the anniversary is a brochure on the history of the Connecticut State Park system.
These kinds of publications are important, because people need to understand the history of parks in order to be able to appreciate the kinds of visionary decisions that were made to create park systems and parks in the first place, and to be able to grapple with parks issues going forward.
And these kinds of events are important, in order to build support for parks and cultural assets and to reach new audiences.