| May 20, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The American Automobile Association (or AAA) shows up when you've got a flat (you have to flash that card). It's also making an appearance at Hartford's Connecticut Historical Society this summer, when you can drive up to Behind the Wheel, a new exhibit...
| 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the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:50 AM
October's the most creep-style month of the year. Two events at the Connecticut Historical Society seem apropo: "Should Connecticut Apologize for Hanging Witches?" (Oct. 4), a discussion featuring CT state historian Walt Woodward, Stanley-Whitman House...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:20 AM
There's a vast and unknown world of goods and secret cubbyholes at the CHS's 1928 house on Elizabeth Street in Hartford, where inventor Curtis H. Veeder once lived. Beginning Jan. 14, and every second Saturday thereafter, they'll be inviting people in...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society.
A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:30 PM
The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states.
A National Archives...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Barry H. Landau, whom authorities call the mastermind behind a scheme to swipe American treasures from museums throughout the Mid-Atlantic, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal theft and conspiracy charges that prosecutors now characterize as the...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:20 PM
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...