The Colt exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum has found a sponsor. Melinda and Paul Sullivan (not Pumpkinhead Paul) of West Hartford came through with the $300,000.00 needed to present "Samuel Colt: Arms, Art, and Invention" in Hartford, Samuel Colt's home town. Well done Mr. And Mrs. Sullivan, well done.
Earlier in the month I speculated that potential sponsors balked because, if you excuse the expression, they were a little gun shy. Fortunately our benefactors have a greater sense of history and proportion.
The Sullivans said they reject the rationale of potential sponsors in Connecticut who shunned the exhibit because of its focus on guns."This is truly about a lot more than guns," Paul Sullivan said. "It's really about what made America great."