| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:56 AM
GLASTONBURY - The Connecticut Historical Society and Welles Turner Memorial Library are sponsoring "From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s" on Thursday.
Joe Waxman, a volunteer at the Connecticut Historical Society who grew up in Hartford,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:55 AM
"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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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:...