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  • When Life On Connecticut's Wicked Stage Was A Criminal Offense

    "There is perhaps no subject, unless it is religion, on which the opinions of men have more widely differed, than on that of theatrical exhibitions," began an article in The Courant in 1795. The author of that unidentified piece sure got that right...
  • Election Day Cake: A Recipe For A 'Red Letter Day'

    Election Day Cake: A Recipe For A 'Red Letter Day'
    In the Colonial era, Connecticut had a rare political privilege. Unlike most of the 13 colonies at the time, its citizens had the right to elect their own governor, rather than being ruled by a royal governor chosen by the British king, or one appointed...
  • Open Studio Hartford Celebrates 25th Year

    Open Studio Hartford Celebrates 25th Year
    People who participate in Open Studio Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16, can spend all weekend all over Hartford looking at thousands of works of art by creative talents who live and work in the city. Those who make Chet and John...
  • From The Vault: Manchester's Cheney Brothers, Making Silk Circa 1900

    From The Vault: Manchester's Cheney Brothers, Making Silk Circa 1900
    In the early 19th century, the brothers Cheney – Ward, Charles, Ralph, Rush, Frank, John and Seth – invested their time and money in a Manchester silk mill that would eventually take the family name. Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing,...
  • 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: 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...
  • '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...
  • Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built

     Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built
    For many years after its founding in 1751, a whipping post stood next to the Abington Congregational Church in Pomfret. "It was never used; no one ever suffered," Abington's current pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hedman, said, "but it was there as a symbol that...
  • Katharine Hepburn exhibit

    MANSFIELD- View the Katharine Hepburn display at the Connecticut Historical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The trip will leave the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m., stop for lunch at Rein's Deli, continue to CHS and return to the Senior Center around 4 p.m....