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  • 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...
  • Five Awesome Things To Do Right Now

    Five Awesome Things To Do Right Now
    Bored? Stir-crazy? Got cabin fever? Here's some stuff going on in Hartford today... could be great, could be, well, worse than staying home. If you're looking for something to do RIGHT NOW, it's Backyard Games Week at Bushnell Park. You can head on...
  • 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...
  • Contemporary woodworkers show off historical techniques at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford

    Contemporary woodworkers show off historical techniques at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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 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...
  • She Shoots ... She Scores!

    Progress for women's equality has seldom been a slam-dunk in society, let alone in basketball, but you can celebrate and learn about the great strides made in both, by visiting the exhibit "She Shoots ... She Scores", on display at the Connecticut...
  • Hartford

    Hartford
    ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker. NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England. DID...
  • Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

    Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door
    The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem, in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut...
  • In Their Own Words: Excerpts

    The following excerpts from documents in state libraries, archives and historical societies help illuminate facets of life in Connecticut under slavery, and during its abolition. *** From a letter written by Lizzie Goodwin to her Aunt Emma Whipple, June...