Osten Applauds Funding for Development of Uncas Leap Heritage Center
Norwich, CT—Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) today applauded the State Bond Commission’s award of a $500,000 grant-in-aid to the City of Norwich to assist with the Uncas Leap Heritage Center.
“It is extremely important that we protect and promote Norwich’s historical treasures which are deeply intertwined with our Tribal Nations in Eastern Connecticut. Places like Uncas Leap are assets to our community and our economy, and Norwich is fortunate to have a rich history, specifically related to important and sacred Native American sites. That history is a part of who we are today as a city, and I am grateful that the members of the State Bond Commission have supported this project which will allow us to better share Uncas Leap and the history of the Mohegan Tribe with residents and visitors alike,” said. Sen. Osten.
The funding was approved by the State Bond Commission at its meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.