Straitsville Schoolhouse, Naugatuck

Child Labor vs. Schooling in 19th-century Naugatuck

The Naugatuck school system today consists of 11 public schools that provide a thorough contemporary education to over 4,000 students—but this was not always the case. The pride Connecticut residents …[more]

Categories: CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Education, Henry Barnard, Naugatuck, Work


Martha Graham in Dark Meadow - Library of Congress, Music Division

Martha Graham, Connecticut College, and the American Dance Festival

September 3, 2015

Martha Hill established the School of the Dance on the campus of the Connecticut College for Women in 1948, and hired such renowned instructors as Martha Graham. …[more]

Categories: Arts, New London, Women

Training and rescue submarine S-4 submerging

Video – Undersea University – US Navy’s Submarine School

September 2, 2015

Produced by the US Government in 1965, this film of the US Naval Submarine Base New London submarine training school includes a tour of its Submarine Library, a demonstration of …[more]

Categories: Education, Groton, Ledyard, War and Defense

Samuel E. Brown, Mr. Hooker and his Congregation travelling through the Wilderness - Connecticut Historical Society and Connecticut History Illustrated

The Importance of Being Puritan: Church and State in Colonial Connecticut

In the sixteenth century, Connecticut Protestants wanted to cleanse the church of what they saw as corruption, and to return to the simplicity and purity of early Christian worship.  …[more]

Categories: Belief, Hartford, Jonathan Edwards, New Haven, New London, Old Saybrook, Wethersfield, Windsor

The southeast block of West Street, Litchfield as it looked in the Civil War era, 1867

The Peace Movement in Litchfield

September 1, 2015

Connecticut saw no combat on its soil during the Civil War. Yet, the conflict left its mark on the state in ways that historians are still sorting out. This account details the war's impact on two Connecticut towns.  …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Goshen, Litchfield, Morris, Politics and Government, Social Movements

John Warner Barber, South view of the Hempstead house, New London, 1836

Joshua Hempstead Born – Today in History: September 1

On September 1, 1678, Joshua Hempstead was born in New London, Connecticut. Farmer, surveyor, carpenter, gravestone cutter, and famous New England diarist, Hempstead began keeping a diary on September 8, …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, New London

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