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  • CT Science Center, Twain House To Get Millions In New State Funds For Improvements

    HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday. The...
  • Shoppers Relish Memories of Hartford's Downtown Stores — G. Fox, Sage Allen, Grant's

    Shoppers Relish Memories of Hartford's Downtown Stores — G. Fox, Sage Allen, Grant's
    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...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    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...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • Late-1700s Engraver Imprisoned At New-Gate For Counterfeiting

    Late-1700s Engraver Imprisoned At New-Gate For Counterfeiting
    Richard Brunton was a Connecticut artist who engraved his way not only into the homes of the wealthy with his prestigious prints during the time of the American Revolution, but also into the notorious Old New-Gate Prison where he lived after being...
  • Katharine Hepburn's Stage And Screen Costumes At CHS

    Katharine Hepburn's Stage And Screen Costumes At CHS
    Legendary film star Katharine Hepburn continues to fascinate the world, and especially Hartford, the place where she was born and raised. Her independence, her uniqueness in a Hollywood that didn't quite get her, and especially, her forward-looking...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    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....
  • 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...
  • Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

    Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society
    They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box. Authorities continue...
  • Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

    Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society
    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...