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  • Open Casting Call for Foodies: a CT Historical Society Cook-off

    Open Casting Call for Foodies: a CT Historical Society Cook-off
    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...
  • Plan Ahead: 6 Good Upcoming Shows Near Hartford

    Plan Ahead: 6 Good Upcoming Shows Near Hartford
    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...
  • The Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford Remembers Prohibition in Connecticut

    The Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford Remembers Prohibition in Connecticut
    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,...
  • Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots

    Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots
    Diana's Pool 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...
  • Connecticut Arts Groups Get $1.15 Million From NEA Grants

    National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA plans to award 928 grants totaling $77.17 million to not-for-profit organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance,...
  • About Bob Englehart

    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...
  • Olde Burnside Brewing Company and the Thomas Hooker Brewery Enter a Golden Age

    Olde Burnside Brewing Company and the Thomas Hooker Brewery Enter a Golden Age
    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...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    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...
  • Connecticut Historical Society offering Veeder House tours

    Connecticut Historical Society offering Veeder House tours
    There's a vast and unknown world of goods and secret cubbyholes at the CHS's 1928 house on Elizabeth Street in Hartford, where inventor Curtis H. Veeder once lived. Beginning Jan. 14, and every second Saturday thereafter, they'll be inviting people in...
  • Tracking Extremists: A new study shows a rise in "Patriot Groups" here in Connecticut

    Tracking Extremists:  A new study shows a rise in "Patriot Groups" here in Connecticut
    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...
  • A Poet's Legacy: The Wallace Stevens Walk

    A Poet's Legacy: The Wallace Stevens Walk
    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...
  • Stanwyck Cromwell Brightens Up the Connecticut Historical Society

    Stanwyck Cromwell Brightens Up the Connecticut Historical Society
    When you walk in the door of the second-floor gallery at the Connecticut Historical Society, Stanwyck Cromwell puts his arm around your shoulder and guides you forward. Not literally, of course — though the genial Guyanese-American artist would be...