| Sep 2, 2014
We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second.
If so, then, how do you explain:
Illinois? Chicago? The...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches:
Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852
What, to the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:38 PM
History's next miniseries will look back at the American Revolution with the six-hour "Sons of Liberty."
The miniseries will go into production this summer and will star Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond James, Rafe Spall and Henry Thomas as...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
It is unlikely Benjamin Franklin ever visited the Wethersfield home of his friend and colleague, Silas Deane, during the Revolutionary War. But, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., Franklin will stop at Deane's residencealbeit a little late. As portrayed...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
FARMINGTON — A local property group has proposed to tear down a 17th century building in order to develop the property for commercial use, but local historical groups say they opposed to the plan.
Newington-based One Waterville Road LLC purchased...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A+E Networks' History is hoping to get kids interested in learning about topics ranging from ancient Egypt to the American Revolutionary War -- and capture incremental revenue -- with Planet H, a new initiative that will initially comprise a series of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this.
The Provisions State moniker dates...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:23 PM
For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business.
Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
It appears that only the top quarter of a 119-year-old statue will be loaned to the York County Historical Museum if a proposal from the National Park Service is accepted by the York Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.
The rest of the Shaw monument,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Who in attention-deficient Hollywood doesn't grasp the importance of the first impression, the pickup line, the elevator pitch? With television's new Golden Era well underway, opening titles — those clever or mesmerizing gambits that set the tone...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Perryville Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive in Lower Ferry Park; vendors are selling produce, crafts, baked goods and other wares.
The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every...