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  • Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday

    Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday
    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...
  • Exhibit Tells Story Of The Courant, The State, And The Nation

    Exhibit Tells Story Of The Courant, The State, And The Nation
    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....
  • Hartford's Changing Cityscape Focus Of CHS Exhibits

    Hartford's Changing Cityscape Focus Of CHS Exhibits
    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...
  • 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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bike Week At The Old State House

    How did a Civil War veteran become the father of the American bicycle and turn Hartford into the bicycle capital of the world? How did he predict trends in transportation and go on to build other dream machines? Join Steve Goddard, author of "Colonel...
  • Hollywood Costumes At Atheneum For Two Days

    Hollywood Costumes At Atheneum For Two Days
    There's a moment in the classic Bette Davis film "Now Voyager" when her character, Charlotte, has gone from ugly ducklilng to beautiful swan and descends a gangplank after taking a cruise. She is wearing a blue suit. "That's her big moment, her big...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Society Recalls Old Fashions

    The South Windsor Historical Society will explore a century of Connecticut fashion at its Sept. 11 program. Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at the Connecticut Historical Society, will give an illustrated talk about the clothing of our...
  • Objects That Comfort, Actions That Console: Coping With Loss Over The Centuries

    Objects That Comfort, Actions That Console: Coping With Loss Over The Centuries
    Confronted with tragedy, we reach for objects that might steady us, tangible reminders of a loved one we've lost, the consoling beauty of a flower or an angel's face, an old shirt with a familiar scent, a stuffed bear's soft and fuzzy comfort. We seek...
  • 'Shakespeare In Love''s Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture

    'Shakespeare In Love''s  Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture
    His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. The richly worded...
  • READER SUBMITTED: "From Bonnets To Bell Bottoms: A Century Of Connecticut Fashion"

    Visit the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. for "From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion," presented by the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS). Join Karen DePauw, research and collections associate at CHS, as...