A True Dog of War: Sergeant Stubby

In 1917, as the 102nd Infantry, 26th Yankee Division of the US Army trained and camped around the Yale Bowl in New Haven, a stray dog wandered into camp. Private …[more]

Categories: New Haven, War and Defense, World War I


World War II scrap metal drive, Hartford, ca. 1941-1944

Women and Defense: World War II on the Connecticut Home Front

December 2, 2016

Women who stepped into civil defense positions managed and implemented programs that educated the public, promoted war bond sales, and aided emergency preparedness.  …[more]

Categories: War and Defense, Women, World War II

Scrabble tiles

Scrabble Copyrighted – Today in History: December 1

December 1, 2016

On December 1, 1948, James Brunot of Newtown copyrighted the famous spelling game Scrabble. Designed in 1931 by architect Alfred Mosher Butts under the name Lexico, the original game was …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Newtown, Popular Culture, Sports and Recreation

Ralph Earl, Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott Dies – Today in History: December 1

On December 1, 1797, signer of the Declaration of Independence Oliver Wolcott died while serving his term as Connecticut’s governor. Born in 1726 to a prominent political family, Wolcott grew …[more]

Categories: Litchfield, Oliver Wolcott, Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Windsor

Mark Twain with his friend, John Lewis

A Life Lived in a Rapidly Changing World: Samuel L. Clemens

November 30, 2016

As Twain’s books provide insight into the past‚ the events of his personal life further demonstrate his role as an eyewitness to history. During his lifetime‚ Sam Clemens watched a …[more]

Categories: Arts, Hartford, Literature, Mark Twain, Redding

Broadside dated January, 1770 addressing the removal of white pine logs from the King's Woods in the province of New Hampshire - Library of Congress, American Memory

The White Pine Acts – Who Knew?

November 29, 2016

The British government made it illegal for colonials to cut down white pine trees over 24 inches in diameter—preserving the trees for use as masts on British naval ships. …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Crime and Punishment, Law, Middletown, Revolutionary War, Surprise, Who Knew?

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