Alfred Marder has received a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Culture & Tourism, the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism announced on Tuesday.
Marder will be honored at an April 27 ceremony in Hartford, along with three other award recipients: the Stamford-based Curtain Call theater, actor Keir Dullea, and Lyman Orchards, an “agri-tourism destination” (as characterized in the commission’s press release) in Middlefield.
Marder, of New Haven, is being recognized for his work with the Connecticut Freedom Trail, whose planning committee he chairs. Marder is also president of the Amistad Committee, Inc., and chairs the City of New Haven Peace Commission.
Barbara Lamb, director of New Haven’s Department of Cultural Affairs, said, “Ever since I’ve known Al he has worked tirelessly and passionately on these issues closest to his heart: freedom, peace, and equality. Considering all the time and energy he has expended over the years engaging the community and elevating the conversation about these important issues, I can think of no one more deserving of this award.”
Read more here: Breaking Arts | Al Marder Honored For Freedom Trail Work.