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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762. But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
  • Hartford

    Hartford
    ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker. NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England. DID...
  • About Bob Englehart

    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...
  • Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

    The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem, in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut...
  • In Their Own Words: Excerpts

    The following excerpts from documents in state libraries, archives and historical societies help illuminate facets of life in Connecticut under slavery, and during its abolition. *** From a letter written by Lizzie Goodwin to her Aunt Emma Whipple, June...