Emily Pierson handing out leaflets in New York State Suffrage Campaign

A Feeling of Solidarity: Labor Unions and Suffragists Team Up

The voting booth and the shop floor were two important arenas in the fight for women’s equality. …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2017, Everyday Life, Social Movements, Women, Work


New-Gate Prison courtyard

Notorious New-Gate Prison

October 22, 2016

A failed Simsbury copper mine is now a national historic landmark in East Granby. …[more]

Categories: Crime and Punishment, East Granby, Law, Politics and Government, Simsbury

Paper dresses

Get Out Your Paper Dress, Gal! – Who Knew?

…that in 1966 the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford was featured on the popular TV show I’ve Got a Secret. Actress Arlene Dahl appeared on the show in a dress made …[more]

Categories: Hartford, Popular Culture, Who Knew?

Gershom Bartlett, Winged Face

The Art of Life and Death in Colonial Bolton

October 21, 2016

A number of prominent artists called Bolton home in the 18th century. One of the more unique among them was stone carver Gershom Bartlett. His distinctive flair for carving cemetery …[more]

Categories: Arts, Belief, Bolton, Everyday Life

Anna Hyatt Huntington

A Celebrated Artist and a Meaningful Space – Today in History: October 20

October 20, 2016

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society's Huntington Hall honors the memory of a famed US sculptor. …[more]

Categories: Arts, Danbury

Gravestones, Old Burying Ground, Hartford

The Art of Burying the Dead: Exploring Connecticut’s Historic Cemeteries

October 19, 2016

From winged death's heads to weeping willows, gravestone carvings in Connecticut's historic cemeteries reflect changing attitudes toward mourning and memorialization.  …[more]

Categories: Belief, Everyday Life, Hartford, Historic Preservation

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