Henry Whitfield House, Guilford. The 1639 Henry Whitfield House, the oldest stone house in New England.  It is now a state museum - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Carol M. Highsmith Archive

J. Frederick Kelly: Constructing Connecticut’s Architectural History

J. Frederick Kelly was both a well-known architect and preservationist, as well as an architectural historian, whose works chronicled the intricacies found in many of Connecticut’s historical properties. …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Guilford, Hamden, Historic Preservation, Lebanon, New Haven, Wallingford, Windsor


An English woodcut from the cover of A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a Witch, etc  printed by John Hammond, 1643

Alse Young Executed for Witchcraft – Today in History: May 26

May 26, 2016

On May 26, 1647, Alse Young of Windsor was the first person on record to be executed for witchcraft in the 13 colonies. Young was hanged at the Meeting House …[more]

Categories: Belief, Crime and Punishment, Hartford, Law, Wethersfield, Windsor

Detail from the map Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Vissche, ca. 1685, illustrating the location of the House of (Good) Hope - Mystic Seaport and Connecticut History Online

Timeline: Settlement of the Colony of Connecticut

A timeline displaying the major events leading to Connecticut statehood, including its settlement by the Dutch, the origins of Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor, the founding of the Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook colonies, and Connecticut's acquisition of a formal charter from England. …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2016, Everyday Life, Exploration and Discovery, John Davenport, John Winthrop Jr., Pequot War, The State

The cornerstone was placed at the northeast corner of the building facing Lafayette Street, Hartford - Connecticut State Library

Cornerstone Set – Today in History: May 25

May 25, 2016

On May 25, 1909, the cornerstone was laid for the new State Library and Supreme Court building in Hartford. It was placed at the northeast corner of the building and …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Education, Hartford

Chester Bowles

Governor Chester Bowles Dies – Today in History: May 25

On May 25, 1986, Chester Bowles, a Connecticut governor, Congressional representative, ambassador, and author, died in Essex, Connecticut. Bowles was elected the 61st governor of Connecticut in 1948, serving for …[more]

Categories: Essex, Politics and Government


Waterbury Tornado – Today in History: May 24

May 24, 2016

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

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