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Broadside for Pine Apple cheese patented in 1810

The Story of Pineapple Cheese

By Gregg Mangan On a farm in West Goshen Lewis…


Horse race, Goshen Fair, 1911

Goshen Fairs Well with Agricultural Enthusiasts

The town of Goshen plays an important role in connecting…


The southeast block of West Street, Litchfield as it looked in the Civil War era, 1867

The Peace Movement in Litchfield

Connecticut saw no combat on its soil during the Civil War. Yet, the conflict left its mark on the state in ways that historians are still sorting out. This account details the war’s impact on two Connecticut towns.


Liberty Pole marker on East Street North, Goshen

Hidden Nearby: Goshen’s Liberty Pole

July 2, 2020 • Goshen, Revolutionary War

A marker on East Street North in nearby Goshen, Connecticut, allows us a window on to past celebrations of American freedoms and liberties


Goshen Animal Pound, circa 1800

Goshen’s Animal Pound

Livestock were once a central feature and concern of daily life for Litchfield County residents.


Asaph Hall, August 1899

Goshen’s Asaph Hall Becomes an Astronomical Success

Asaph Hall was a world-famous astronomer and mathematician from Goshen….


Morris Academy

Hidden Nearby: The Morris Academy

November 29, 2018 • Timothy Dwight, Education, Goshen, Morris

Rare for his time, educator James Morris accepted both boys and girls as students.


Over Time: Goshen’s Historical Population

January 4, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Goshen

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.


The lock and trigger assembly on the Deming rifle neatly combine function and aesthetics

A Pioneering Connecticut Firearm

Before Colt and others ushered in the age of mass production, individual makers, such Harmon Deming, handcrafted firearms.


Hervey Brooks's pottery wheel

Hervey Brooks’s 19th-Century Pottery Barn

Hervey Brooks was an American potter and farmer who made…


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