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  • Connecticut Historical Society presents fashion facts: A history of clothing at Wood Memorial Library

    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...
  • Still In The News

    Still In The News
    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...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    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...
  • Hartford

    Hartford
    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. DID...
  • About Bob Englehart

    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...
  • Contemporary woodworkers show off historical techniques at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford

    Contemporary woodworkers show off historical techniques at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford
    Who said furniture isn't sexy? Check out these two chairs, one from the present day (left, made in 2009 by John Rexroad) and one from the past (right, crafted in 1781 by Eliphalet Chapin). All summer long, the Connecticut Historical Society pairs the work...
  • Connecticut Historical Society offering Veeder House tours

    Connecticut Historical Society offering Veeder House tours
    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...
  • Picture Perfect: The Kellogg Brothers at the CT Historical Society

    Lithography, as simple as it is, still seems like some kind of artistic sleight of hand to the unenlightened. The artist scrapes images upon a stone, then inks those scrapings and prints copies of the images onto paper. Why not just draw the images on the...
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    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....
  • Descriptions of some of the stolen documents

    A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society. A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    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...