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Yale University, Dwight Hall designed by Henry Austin in 1842, New Haven - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey

Timothy Dwight Provides Religious, Military, and Educational Services for a Young Country

Timothy Dwight was an influential preacher, poet, and educator who served as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War and later as the president of Yale College. …[more]

Categories: Cornwall, Education, Fairfield, Jonathan Edwards, Literature, New Haven, Redding, Timothy Dwight, Watertown

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Exterior of the Connecticut State Building

Take Me to the Fair: Connecticut Exhibits at the International Expositions

May 3, 2016

Connecticut took part in many of the great World’s Fairs, especially those held in North America.  …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Everyday Life, Popular Culture

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the manner of the destroying it by Captayne Underhill and Captayne Mason

Connecticut Declares War Against the Pequot – Today in History: May 1

May 1, 2016

On May 1, 1637, Connecticut Colony declared war against the Pequot. This marked the first declared war in Connecticut between an indigenous people and English colonists. The conflict, though, had …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2016, Native Americans, Pequot War, War and Defense

Lucy Gallup Eldredge

A Connecticut Painter Finds His Voice through Colonial Folk Art

John Brewster Jr. was one of the preeminent portrait artists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His paintings helped define American folk art of the time and, today, …[more]

Categories: Arts, Hampton

Gillette with his short-line, narrow-gauge train on the grounds of his 184-acre estate, the Seventh Sister - Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Connecticut State Library

Holmes at Home: The Life of William Gillette

April 30, 2016

William Gillette was an American actor, playwright, and stage director most famous for his stage portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and for the stone castle he built in East Haddam. …[more]

Categories: Arts, East Haddam, Hartford, Mark Twain, Popular Culture, William Gillette

Lee's (Windham) Bilious Pills or Family Physic ... Lee & Osgood, Norwich, Conn. General Agents and Wholesale Vendors. Charles Lee, Norwich, Conn. - Connecticut Historical Society

First American Medicine Patent – Today in History: April 30

On April 30, 1796, Samuel Lee Jr. of Windham, Connecticut, received a Letters Patent for his composition of bilious pills—a patent medicine that eventually became known as “Dr. Lee’s Windham …[more]

Categories: Health and Medicine, Invention and Technology, New London, Science, Windham

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