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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…

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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…

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Samuel A. Foote

Samuel Foot: A Trader Turned Governor

Samuel Foot was a West India trader from Cheshire, Connecticut,…

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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.

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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 of any size has an Elm Street, named for the popular trees that grew in abundance until a fungal infestation greatly diminished their numbers.

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Joseph Bellamy Monument

Hidden Nearby: Bethlehem’s Joseph Bellamy Monument

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

This leading pastor and theologian promoted New Light Congregationalism is the 1700s.

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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 who is now…

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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.

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