| 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....
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:44 AM
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.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:16 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:59 AM
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,...