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  • From The Vault: Manchester's Cheney Brothers, Making Silk Circa 1900

    From The Vault: Manchester's Cheney Brothers, Making Silk Circa 1900
    In the early 19th century, the brothers Cheney – Ward, Charles, Ralph, Rush, Frank, John and Seth – invested their time and money in a Manchester silk mill that would eventually take the family name.
  • Open Studio Hartford Celebrates 25th Year

    Open Studio Hartford Celebrates 25th Year
    People who participate in Open Studio Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16, can spend all weekend all over Hartford looking at thousands of works of art by creative talents who live and work in the city. Those who make Chet and John...

    Election Day Cake: A Recipe For A 'Red Letter Day'

    Election Day Cake: A Recipe For A 'Red Letter Day'
    In the Colonial era, Connecticut had a rare political privilege. Unlike most of the 13 colonies at the time, its citizens had the right to elect their own governor, rather than being ruled by a royal governor chosen by the British king, or one appointed...

    When Life On Connecticut's Wicked Stage Was A Criminal Offense

    "There is perhaps no subject, unless it is religion, on which the opinions of men have more widely differed, than on that of theatrical exhibitions," began an article in The Courant in 1795. The author of that unidentified piece sure got that right...

    From The Courant Archives: Who Are They?

    From The Courant Archives: Who Are They?
    The Courant's news library is a fascinating place, full of musty old folders containing old clippings and photos. Archiving articles and images went digital in the 1990s. So, hardly anyone even goes into the library anymore, much less comes out saying:...