| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville
On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.
Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
| Jul 12, 2014
What remarkable lives they led.
The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
| 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...