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Hopkins Street Center once known as the Pearl St. Neighborhood House

A Woman Who Developed Tolerance: Leila T. Alexander

On Saturday, November 18, 1944, at noon after the meeting of the Connecticut War Council in the Senate Chambers of the State Capitol, Governor Raymond E. Baldwin, Jr. awarded certificates …[more]

Categories: CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, War and Defense, Waterbury, Women, World War II

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Pictured is a scene from Main Street in Hartford during the historic Battle Flag Parade on September 17, 1879 - Connecticut Historical Society and Connecticut History Online

A Day of Celebration – Today in History: September 17

September 17, 2014

September 17, 1879 was a day of celebration in the City of Hartford when more than 100,000 people came to the city to celebrate Battle Flag Day with a grand parade and celebration of Connecticut’s Civil War veterans. …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Everyday Life, Hartford

Panorama of Bushnell Park, 1920s

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch – Today in History: September 17

On September 17, 1886, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch was dedicated in Hartford to honor the 4,000 Hartford residents who served, and the nearly 400 who died, in the …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Civil War, Hartford

Front view of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, CT, 2013 - Courtesy of Stacey Renee

Civil War Monuments and Memorials in and Around the State Capitol

September 16, 2014

During the fall 2013 semester at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Dr. Matthew Warshauer’s History 501 (the Professional Historian) students completed a semester-long project that focused on the …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Civil War Monuments at the Capitol

Climax Fuse Company, 1899

Avon Industry: From Underground to Outerspace

September 15, 2014

The Climax Fuse Company manufactured safety fuse, a type of fuse consisting of a tube of gunpowder surrounded by a water-proofed and varnished jute rope. Invented by William Bickford in …[more]

Categories: Avon, Business and Industry, CT At Work: Hartford Area, Immigration, Simsbury

Aerial view of Connecticut State Prison

Wethersfield Prison Blues

September 14, 2014

In September 1827, the newly constructed Connecticut State Prison opened its doors to 81 inmates once housed at Newgate Prison in Granby. The prison was modeled after a state-of-the-art penitentiary …[more]

Categories: Crime and Punishment, CT At Work: Hartford Area, Law, Wethersfield

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