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  • Cabin Fever Relief: Museum Destinations At Little Or No Cost

    Cabin Fever Relief: Museum Destinations At Little Or No Cost
    With snow days piling up and temperatures in the single digits, school-aged kids are developing serious cases of cabin fever. Museums are great cold weather destinations, especially those with activities geared toward children, but admissions aren't cheap, particularly if you're bringing the whole family.
  • What Their Names Say About Our Places

    What Their Names Say About Our Places
    Ever been to Seldom Seen Pond in Canaan? Since you probably haven't, you know how it got named. Every name tells a story. In a place as long and thickly settled as Connecticut, just about all natural features — hills, lakes, ravines, rock outcrops...

    Make Your Own Valentine At CT Historical Society

    Make Your Own Valentine At CT Historical Society
    Admission is free at the Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth St. in Hartford, on Saturday, Feb. 7, and the day's activities include a special Valentine’s For Kids program. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., children are invited to make their...

    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! If you like the comfort of your house, make being there better. Head over to the XL Center...

    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...