| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:41 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University is sponsoring an archaeology fair Saturday, inviting people to learn about archaeological projects and research in Connecticut and the Northeast.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exley Science...
| Oct 2, 2014
The history and development of the city of Hartford has so many facets it could inspire hundreds of museum exhibits. Three that are opening on Friday at Connecticut Historical Society focus on three aspects of the city: its postwar development boom, the...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:01 PM
HARTFORD — Turns out it was not easy hauling The Courant's early 19th-century wooden printing press, perhaps one of the heavier relics of American journalism, from the newspaper's Broad Street building to the Connecticut Historical Society....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday.
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Sep 24, 2014
There was a time when being "fashion-forward" was no easy feat, when clothing was not mass-produced like it is today, when there were no paper patterns to speak of, and when sewing machines were not invented yet. In the early 1800s, there were no...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Sometimes my blog has nothing to do with the cartoon. This is one of those times. Autumn is here already, college football is upon us, the Chicago Bears beat the New York Jets, the Yankees won’t make the playoffs and the end of Derek Jeter’s...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 1:19 PM
ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker.
NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England.
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:30 PM
The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states.
A National Archives...