| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Some of us have gone down that road of pawing through old cookbooks, not only to look for some old fried chicken or pie recipe but also to glimpse how our forebears used to feed themselves and their kinfolk. Head to Cooking by the Book: Amelia Simmons...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The American Automobile Association (or AAA) shows up when you've got a flat (you have to flash that card). It's also making an appearance at Hartford's Connecticut Historical Society this summer, when you can drive up to Behind the Wheel, a new exhibit...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 15, 2013
| 4:08 PM
With Ellsworth S. Grant's passing goes a vast storehouse of Connecticut history. Fortunately, he left much of it behind in the dozens of books and articles he wrote.
Writing was just one of the many ways in which Mr. Grant, who died March 6 at the age...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
| Sep 30, 2011
Among Hartford's literary luminaries over the past two centuries, Wallace Stevens is right there: That is, wholly within the shadow of Mark Twain.
Twain is the subject of constant scholarship, essays and books. Stevens is the poet some Connecticut...
| May 3, 2011
| 8:31 AM
This story contains a correction.
This has already been a great year for the Hartford region's commercial microbreweries. Sales are up at the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company and Olde Burnside Brewing Company and both establishments are in the midst of...