| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production.
Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Mention shopping to anyone who lived in the Hartford area during the '50s and '60 and they'll tell you about taking the bus downtown, (often in hat and gloves, if you're talking to a woman), on Saturdays, to spend the day browsing the shops and lunching...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach for the Connecticut Historical Society, will repeat her popular program "From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s" at Unity Church, 919 Ellington Road, at 7 p.m. Admission for the event, is $5 per...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.
Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The 24th Annual Open Studio Hartford showcases the work of more than 200 artists, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and poets as part of a city-wide exhibition of our collective creativity. All weekend long you can head to any or all of the 18...
| 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....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Thomas P. Kugelman was a dermatologist of the old school — a medical dermatologist, not a cosmetic one. His practice, which eventually included his daughter Lisa, concentrated on repairing skin damaged by accident or disease, rather than enhancing...
| Oct 24, 2013
Stanwyck Cromwell knows colors the way some people know foreign languages. An artist from Bloomfield, Conn., by way of Guyana, Cromwell can speak fluently in golden yellow, lemon, burnt orange, red and plum, and he is positively articulate in all dialects...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:50 AM
October's the most creep-style month of the year. Two events at the Connecticut Historical Society seem apropo: "Should Connecticut Apologize for Hanging Witches?" (Oct. 4), a discussion featuring CT state historian Walt Woodward, Stanley-Whitman House...
| Apr 2, 2009
Progress for women's equality has seldom been a slam-dunk in society, let alone in basketball, but you can celebrate and learn about the great strides made in both, by visiting the exhibit "She Shoots ... She Scores", on display at the Connecticut...
| 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.