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  • READER SUBMITTED: Smithsonian's The Way We Worked Exhibit Coming to Nathan Hale Homestead

    As part of the year-long Connecticut at Work initiative, Coventry will host The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution that draws on the National Archives' rich photographic collections to document 150 years of changing work life in America. The free exhibition will be on view in the Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South St., Coventry from Aug. 9 to Sept. 14. The exhibition has been touring the state, and the Coventry location is the fifth of seven stops. As part of Connecticut at Work, the Nathan Hale Homestead, the local library and other historic and educational venues in the region will sponsor author talks, films, music, theater, art, community conversations, storytelling, local history and book discussions relating to work during August and September. For example, on Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Nathan Hale Homestead, The Shirt Off My Back exhibit will open, featuring entries in a poster contest to create images of people at work in Connecticut's past, present and future. The exhibit will remain open while The Way We Worked exhibit is in Coventry. At the Windham Textile & History Museum in Willimantic, on Sept. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., Connecticut at Work organizers will host a reenactment of the 1912 Willimantic Labor Strike. People are invited to dress as mill workers circa 1900-1912 and learn the chorus of two or three labor songs with music historian Rick Spencer. Participants will have the chance to paint messages on picket signs, walk the footsteps of the 1912 strikers and hear a rousing, inspirational speech by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. On Sept. 21, the Windham Textile & History Museum will host a talk, from 4 to 6 p.m., about the bitter, hard-fought American Thread Company strike of 1925. Admission:$5 And on Sept. 30, the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry will host the Getting Into Work performance by Sea Tea Improve, from 3-4 p.m. With input from the audience, the one-act play brings scenes from work and the workplace humorously to life. Connecticut at Work is a year-long initiative of Connecticut Humanities about the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut. For a calendar of events and more information, visit Connecticut at Work online at http://www.cthumanities.org/ctatwork . The Way We Worked in Connecticut is a partnership with Historic New England and Connecticut Humanities (CTH). CTH, a statewide nonprofit that funds, produces and promotes cultural experiences for residents and visitors across the state, is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
  • Police Tranquilize Tree-Climbing Black Bear

    Police Tranquilize Tree-Climbing Black Bear
    WILLIMANTIC — Police and state conservation officers tranquilized a small black bear that wandered into a suburban neighborhood and then climbed a tree Monday. Police said they responded to reports of a bear in a resident's backyard at about 4 p.m....

    Child's Injuries Detailed In DCF Files Month Before Death

    A father's $25 million claim against the state in the maltreatment death of his 3-year-old daughter in 2011 lays out the progression of injuries reported to the Department of Children and Families in the weeks before Athena Angeles was allegedly beaten to...

    'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'

    'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'
    In the years just before the Civil War, the Connecticut landscape was radically different than it is today. It was an open, agrarian landscape, a patchwork of farms with few mature trees. A farm woodlot often was little more than a cluster of young,...

    Pelto Says He Has Enough Signatures To Get on Ballot

    WEST HARTFORD — Less than a month after announcing his intention to run for governor as a petitioning third-party candidate, education activist Jonathan Pelto said Monday that he will have the signatures necessary to earn a spot on the ballot....