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  • Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford Holding a Community Cook-Off

    Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford Holding a Community Cook-Off
    Hartford chef types will embrace the Connecticut Historical Society's Community Cook-Off, judged by local foodies MaryEllen Fillo (Hartford Courant), Kara Sundlun (WFSB), Chion Wolf (WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show), Krystian von Speidel (Hartford Magazine) and...
  • Open Casting Call for Foodies: a CT Historical Society Cook-off

    Open Casting Call for Foodies: a CT Historical Society Cook-off
    Did you know that America’s cookbook was published in Hartford?  And that one of the four surviving original copies from the first 1796 publication will be on display at the CT Historical Society in April?  And that you can visit it in person, while...
  • Patrician Historian Ellsworth Grant Loved His State

    With Ellsworth S. Grant's passing goes a vast storehouse of Connecticut history. Fortunately, he left much of it behind in the dozens of books and articles he wrote. Writing was just one of the many ways in which Mr. Grant, who died March 6 at the age...
  • 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...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • 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...
  • A Poet's Legacy: The Wallace Stevens Walk

    A Poet's Legacy: The Wallace Stevens Walk
    Among Hartford's literary luminaries over the past two centuries, Wallace Stevens is right there: That is, wholly within the shadow of Mark Twain. Twain is the subject of constant scholarship, essays and books. Stevens is the poet some Connecticut...
  • Tracking Extremists: A new study shows a rise in "Patriot Groups" here in Connecticut

    Tracking Extremists:  A new study shows a rise in "Patriot Groups" here in Connecticut
    The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year. That's the word from the...
  • 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 Arts Groups Get $1.15 Million From NEA Grants

    National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA plans to award 928 grants totaling $77.17 million to not-for-profit organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance,...
  • Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case

    Savedoff pleads guilty in historic document case
    Less than four months after a Maryland Historical Society employee uncovered a cultural property heist called "truly breathtaking" by national archivists, one of the men charged in the scheme has pleaded guilty. Jason James Savedoff, 24, admitted...