| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Ever have dental work done on you without novacaine or laughing gas? Me neither. Wimps and tough-guys alike will find humor and pain-free entertainment in This Won't Hurt a Bit! A History of Pain Relief, an informative new exhibit running at the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Hartford chef types will embrace the Connecticut Historical Society's Community Cook-Off, judged by local foodies MaryEllen Fillo (Hartford Courant), Kara Sundlun (WFSB), Chion Wolf (WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show), Krystian von Speidel (Hartford Magazine) and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Did you know that America’s cookbook was published in Hartford? And that one of the four surviving original copies from the first 1796 publication will be on display at the CT Historical Society in April? And that you can visit it in person, while...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a week out to get you started.
1) Chicago, Oct. 25-28, The Bushnell, Hartford, (860) 987-5900, bushnell.org.
2) The Toasters, Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $10-$15, Arch Street...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:10 AM
For months, CPTV solicited prohibition-era photographs and memorabilia from Connecticut residents for Prohibition: Connecticut Goes Dry, an original documentary airing soon. To celebrate, they've teamed up with the Connecticut Historical Society,...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:56 AM
“Cats & Dogs in Art and Life,” a celebration of beloved pets, opens at the Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St. in Hartford, on Thursday, Sept 27. An opening reception will be held that day from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It will be up until...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite.
From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Painting of George Washington: $20 million. Two-headed calf: $2,000. Iconic industrial statue: $1.5 million. New Haven church records covering 138 years: $2,550. Documents of a disgraced governor: $500,000.
Those are just a sampling of the hundreds of...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Who said furniture isn't sexy? Check out these two chairs, one from the present day (left, made in 2009 by John Rexroad) and one from the past (right, crafted in 1781 by Eliphalet Chapin). All summer long, the Connecticut Historical Society pairs the work...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:57 AM
There's a beautiful new exhibit at Connecticut Historical Society, "A Tradition of Craft," which shows antique furniture, and the work of contemporary furniture makers who try to preserve the old styles. Read my story here.