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  • Alleged document thief pleads not guilty

    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...
  • 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...
  • Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots

    Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots
    Diana's Pool One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Historic document thief sentenced to 7 years in prison

    Historic document thief sentenced to 7 years in prison
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, was sentenced seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents from archives and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast. The 64-year-old...
  • Plan Ahead: 6 Good Upcoming Shows Near Hartford

    Plan Ahead: 6 Good Upcoming Shows Near Hartford
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a week out to get you started. 1) Chicago, Oct. 25-28, The Bushnell, Hartford, (860) 987-5900, bushnell.org. 2) The Toasters, Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $10-$15, Arch Street...
  • The Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford Remembers Prohibition in Connecticut

    The Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford Remembers Prohibition in Connecticut
    For months, CPTV solicited prohibition-era photographs and memorabilia from Connecticut residents for Prohibition: Connecticut Goes Dry, an original documentary airing soon. To celebrate, they've teamed up with the Connecticut Historical Society,...
  • 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...
  • Voting On For State's Best Tourism Site

    From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite. From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...
  • The State of Connecticut Has an Array of Valuable and Strange Artifacts

    The State of Connecticut Has an Array of Valuable and Strange Artifacts
    Painting of George Washington: $20 million. Two-headed calf: $2,000. Iconic industrial statue: $1.5 million. New Haven church records covering 138 years: $2,550. Documents of a disgraced governor: $500,000. Those are just a sampling of the hundreds of...
  • 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...