Left to Right: John Elsesser, Coventry Town Manager; Andrea Adder & Linda Paglioco, Nathan Hale Homestead Tour Guides; Gov. Dannel Malloy; Joan Lewis, CT Landmarks Trustee & Vice Chair, Coventry Town Council; Liz Woolf, Chair, Coventry Town Council and Executive Director of Connecticut Landmarks Sheryl Hack.
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Hartford, CT - During a tour promoting Northeastern Connecticut tourist attractions on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy visited several historic parks and gardens, culminating at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The Governor was greeted by Coventry town officials, plus members of CT Landmarks’ Executive Board, and then costumed tour guides provided traditional colonial refreshments and a tour of the grounds.
The goal of the Governor’s visit was to showcase some of the popular destinations the state has to offer as part of the “Still Revolutionary” marketing campaign unveiled last year. In Connecticut, travel and tourism activities generate $11.5 billion annually in economic activity and are responsible for 110,000 jobs.
“In addition to preserving Connecticut’s rich history, all of the CT Landmark properties are important economic drivers that employ Connecticut residents and strengthen the state’s economy. The summer months are an excellent opportunity to attract and keep tourism dollars,” says Executive Director of Connecticut Landmarks Sheryl Hack.
The Nathan Hale Homestead is one of Connecticut Landmarks’ flagship properties. It enjoys over 80,000 site visitors annually and hosts the nationally recognized Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market. A five-year renovation and addition project of the Homestead’s Ell Visitor’s Services received the 2013 Connecticut Real Estate Exchange’s CREW CT Blue Ribbon Award in the category of Outstanding Historical Project.