Hoffman Wall Paper Company in Hartford

Tradition and Transformation Define Hartford’s Jewish Community

From the mid-1800s to the present, Jews have called Connecticut’s capital city home and enriched it with their cultural traditions and civic spirit.  …[more]

Categories: Belief, Hartford, Immigration


The Clam Box, postcard by Cliff Scofield, ca. 1950s

Lobsters and Oysters and Clams: A Short History of Seafood in Connecticut

May 24, 2015

The ocean's bounty has been savored along the Connecticut coastline for as long as humans have been around to bring it on shore. …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, Food and Drink, Greenwich, Milford, Popular Culture, Westport, Wethersfield


Waterbury Tornado – Today in History: May 24

On May 24, 1962, a tornado hit the towns of Waterbury, Wolcott, and Southington. One person was killed by a falling tree and at least 39 others were injured. The …[more]

Categories: Disaster, Waterbury, Weather

Detail of Guilford and Long Island

Stealth Attack from Guilford Launched – Today in History: May 23

May 23, 2015

On May 23, 1777, Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs launched a lightning raid from Sachem Head in Guilford on Sag Harbor on the western end of Long Island, about 20 miles …[more]

Categories: Guilford, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Emily Holcombe presenting deeds of Gold Street to Mayor Miles B. Preston

Emily Holcombe Pioneered to Preserve Connecticut’s Colonial Past

Emily Seymour Goodwin Holcombe was an activist and preservationist who took pride in the state’s history, particularly its colonial past. From the 1890s through the early 20th century, Holcombe organized …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Bristol, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Hartford, Historic Preservation, Women

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, 1924 - Archive.org

Connecticut: Home to the Boxcar Children Mysteries – Who Knew?

…that Gertrude Chandler Warner, a lifelong resident of Putnam, Connecticut, authored the popular series The Boxcar Children Mysteries? …[more]

Categories: Education, Everyday Life, Popular Culture, Putnam

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