Welcome to ConnecticutHistory.org, a project of Connecticut Humanities and your home for stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State. In keeping with the internet’s dynamic nature and our evolving understanding of the past, ConnecticutHistory.org brings you new content and connections each and every week. Read the latest entries in an ever-expanding collection of high-quality essays and short reflections. Browse those stories by town, topic, or person. Connect to the real thing, the historic places and primary source images, documents, and objects that make up the historical record.
Stop back often. What you see here today is just the beginning. We are working daily with experts from universities, libraries, museums, and historical societies from around the state to bring you the very best historical writing—a timely mix of fun and fact, famous and obscure, surprising and serious. Enjoy!
In Memory of Bruce Fraser
ConnecticutHistory.org is dedicated to Bruce Fraser whose vision, motivation, and love of Connecticut history made this project possible.
ConnecticutHistory.org is a program of Connecticut Humanities in partnership with the University of Connecticut Digital Media Center and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
ConnecticutHistory.org has been made possible in part by support from the State of Connecticut and major grants from the US Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Because democracy demands wisdom.
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Trinity College students enrolled in Professor Jack Dougherty’s “Cities, Suburbs & Schools” seminar collaborated with the ConnecticutHistory.org team during the 2012-13 school year. The students researched the history of housing and education inequalities in the Hartford area. Then, they prepared entries for ConnecticutHistory.org. This involved a series of draft revisions as the students worked to meet our shared criteria for sound historical methodology, clarity of expression, and use of multi-media documentation to engage online audiences. Here’s what they had to say about how this collaboration enhanced the learning experience.