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Civil War Monument, Kensington

Kensington Soldiers Monument Dedicated – Today in History: July 28

July 28, 2019 • Berlin, Civil War

On July 28, 1863, the Soldiers Monument in the Kensington…

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The health of the child is the power of the nation

Helen F. Boyd Leads the Charge for Better Public Health

A long-time Connecticut resident, Helen F. Boyd Powers was a national advocate for greater public access to nursing and healthcare education.

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Emma Hart Willard: Leader in Women’s Education

Berlin-born Emma Hart Willard used her passion for learning to create new educational opportunities for women and foster the growth of the co-ed system.

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Horse pistol ca. 1799, Simeon North

Government Orders Horse Pistols – Today in History: March 9

On March 9, 1799, the government issued its first contract…

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Emma Hart Willard: Leader in Women’s Education

Berlin-born Emma Hart Willard used her passion for learning to create new educational opportunities for women and foster the growth of the co-ed system.

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The Excelsior Needle Company

Thread Your Needle – Today in History: March 2

On March 2, 1866, the Excelsior Needle Company of Wolcottville…

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Over Time: Berlin’s Historical Population

January 2, 2014 • Berlin, Hide Featured Image

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.

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Makris Diner, 1795 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield

A Hip Road Trip

Known as “Gasoline Alley” during the 1950s, the Berlin Turnpike boasts a heady visual mix of neon, brand names, logos, and 1960s’ motel Modernism.

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Nelson Augustus Moore painting outdoors

A Photographer with a Painter’s Eye: The Story of Nelson Augustus Moore

February 13, 2013 • Arts, Berlin

Kensington-born Moore took “on the spot” photographs that documented life and events during the 1850s and 1860s.

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