| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:36 PM
A 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...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Hartford chef types will embrace the Connecticut Historical Society's Community Cook-Off, judged by local foodies MaryEllen Fillo (Hartford Courant), Kara Sundlun (WFSB), Chion Wolf (WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show), Krystian von Speidel (Hartford Magazine) and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Did you know that America’s cookbook was published in Hartford? And that one of the four surviving original copies from the first 1796 publication will be on display at the CT Historical Society in April? And that you can visit it in person, while...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:08 PM
With Ellsworth S. Grant's passing goes a vast storehouse of Connecticut history. Fortunately, he left much of it behind in the dozens of books and articles he wrote.
Writing was just one of the many ways in which Mr. Grant, who died March 6 at the age...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:52 PM
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the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box.
| May 20, 2013
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:20 AM
There's a vast and unknown world of goods and secret cubbyholes at the CHS's 1928 house on Elizabeth Street in Hartford, where inventor Curtis H. Veeder once lived. Beginning Jan. 14, and every second Saturday thereafter, they'll be inviting people in...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....