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  • Cabin Fever Hartford? We've Got The Weekend Cure

    Cabin Fever Hartford? We've Got The Weekend Cure
    Winter blahs? Come on, yes it’s winter in New England but that’s no reason to stay inside. The weekend is here and the options are diverse!
  • Part 1: State's Compulsion To Innovate Traced Back To 17th Century

    Part 1: State's Compulsion To Innovate Traced Back To 17<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Century
    Mark Twain nailed the description of a Connecticut Yankee innovator. The year was 1889, less than a decade after Twain handed in perhaps the first book manuscript written on a typewriter. Hartford was, in the words of historian William Hosley, "The...

    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. Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing,...

    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...

    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...