| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:01 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:51 AM
You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting.
But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Just as they would with an archeological dig or an ancient structure, many historical societies are using the valuable information available at cemeteries to teach local history and folklore. Many historical societies all over the nation have recognized...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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...
| 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....
| May 27, 2013
| 7:52 PM
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.
| 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...