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Elm Arcade, Temple Street, New Haven

A Beautiful and Goodly Tree: The Rise and Fall of the American Elm

Almost every Connecticut town has an Elm Street, named for the popular trees that grew in abundance until a fungal infestation greatly diminished their numbers.


John Frederick Kensett, Twilight in the Cedars at Darien, Connecticut

John Frederick Kensett Illuminates the 19th-Century Landscape

John Frederick Kensett was a landscape painter now identified with Luminism—a style of painting utilizing delicate brushstrokes to capture subtle natural light.


Original brass stencil used for decorating Hitchcock chairs

The “Fancy Chair” Craze of the 1800s: Lambert Hitchcock and the Story of the Hitchcock Chair

More than something to sit on, “fancy chairs” were emblems of social mobility for middle-class Americans.


Samuel A. Foote

Samuel Foot: A Trader Turned Governor

Samuel Foot was a West India trader from Cheshire, Connecticut, who went on to a successful career in politics in the US Congress.


Amasa Preston House

“Washburn Colonials”: Distinguished 1920s Homes Stand the Test of Time

Without formal training, Alice Washburn designed some of Connecticut’s most iconic Colonial Revival buildings of the early 20th century.


Boyhood home of Amos Bronson Alcott, Wolcott

Amos Bronson Alcott Changes the Way Connecticut Children Learn

Amos Bronson Alcott was an educator and reformer born in Wolcott, Connecticut and father to best-selling author, Louisa May Alcott.


John Warner Barber, South view Bethlehem

The Reverend Joseph Bellamy Makes Bethlehem a Holy Place

December 22, 2019 • Bethlehem, Cheshire, Belief

The Reverend Joseph Bellamy was a dynamic preacher, author, and educator during the 18th century and a long-time resident of Bethlehem, Connecticut.


Over Time: Cheshire’s Historical Population

February 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Cheshire

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.


Joseph Bellamy Monument

Hidden Nearby: Bethlehem’s Joseph Bellamy Monument

December 30, 2013 • Bethlehem, Cheshire, Jonathan Edwards, Belief

This monument is dedicated to the leading pastor and theologian, Joseph Bellamy, promoted New Light Congregationalism in the 1700s.


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