| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 11:36 AM
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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:20 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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 18, 2011
| 12:02 PM
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...