| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War.
Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars.
And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance.
The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Teresa Valcarce wants to see Congress keep a promise it made in 1783.
Back then, the year the Revolutionary War ended, Congress agreed to display a portrait of Bernardo de Galvez in the Capitol to honor the Spanish statesman's efforts to aid the...
| 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 11, 2014
| 10:44 AM
HARTFORD — Gold Street forms a gentle, S-shaped ribbon of no more than a tenth of a mile between Main Street and Bushnell Park, past Carl Andre's Stone Field Sculpture and the gate to the final resting place of the city's founders.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Emma Leake Chenoweth was 61 years old when she became the founding regent of the Yorktown chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1922.
But after two years of urgent letters from the national headquarters of the DAR, her age and modest...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Throughout the month of March, we celebrate the history of American women whose contributions blazed trails for women's empowerment and equality. We look to the past to commemorate their stalwart determination to break down barriers in the face of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
On a visit to the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, it is possible to see on display carved ducks valued at hundreds and even thousands of dollars each alongside artifacts – rusted carving tools, spent shotgun cartridges, old wooden boxes and the like...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we a musical state? We are indeed. But our performances and organizations tell only part of the story. In some ways, the vitality and range of Connecticut's musical history is best indicated by the large and ever-lengthening roster of notable music...