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The Hartford CourantA few things to wrap up before the ball comes down on 2012: • The late Hartford artist Richard Welling drew buildings and cities; and visually chronicled the postwar changes in Hartford and, to some degree, New Haven and New York City. He died in...
The Hartford CourantAs much as I love shopping, the holiday mall crawl can get old quick, even for me. Luckily, there's an alternative to big-box stores, crowded parking lots and long lines. It's called "culture commerce" — retail lingo for shopping stores in...
Tags: Mark Twain, Arts and Culture, Museums, Arts, Gardens and Parks
Esteemed Connecticut historian Bill Hosley will give a presentation, “Emily Holcombe: Champion of Connecticut State Pride,” at the Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St. in Hartford, on Wednesday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is...
“Cooking by the Book,” an exhibit that traces the history of American cuisine by examining historical cookbooks, will be at Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St. in Hartford, from Friday, Jan. 18, to Saturday, April 13. The...
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.
HartfordIn honor of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, on June 19, a special exhibit including the four Amistad related letters and their transcriptions will open at the Connecticut Historical...
READER SUBMITTED: Internationally Renowned Artist's Painting Donated To The Connecticut Historical SocietyGranbyAn oil painting, Mill Pond Village 1953, by Sylvia Davis Patricelli, internationally recognized Australian artist has been donated by her daughter Susan Patricelli-Regan to the Connecticut Historical Society in memory of her mother. For many years Mrs....
They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box. Authorities continue...
During the Revolutionary War, a typical doctor's kit included two knives, a pair of scissors, a tourniquet and a hacksaw for performing amputations. In the 19th century, the amputation procedure was a bit more advanced. "This chain saw has a little...
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...
Special To The CourantAmong 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...
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...
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