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Training and rescue submarine S-4 submerging

Video – Undersea University – US Navy’s Submarine School

Produced by the US Government in 1965, this film of…

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The Child’s Picture Defining and Reading Book by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

August 29, 2019 • Education, Hide Featured Image

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet pioneered education for the deaf in the…

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Joel Barlow

The Hartford Wits

Eventually taking the name the “Hartford Wits,” some of the most influential figures of the 18th century got together to write poetry that documented the state of the times.

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Mohegan Sacred Sites: Moshup’s Rock

Every nation has a spirit. The Mohegan Spirit moves and breathes within the very rocks and trees of the Mohegan Homeland in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Noble Jerome’s Clock Patent Model

Noble Jerome submitted this clock patent model to the US Patent Office along with his patent application in 1839. Providing a working model to the Patent Office was a common requirement for inventors up until the 1880s.

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North Haven: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s

Lippincott, Inc., in North Haven, was one of the most highly respected fine-arts metal fabricators in the country in the second half of the 20th century.

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The Platt Amendment – Today in History: June 12

Orville Platt from Meriden presented the Platt Amendment to Congress in 1901. It essentially made Cuba an American protectorate.

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Timeline: Settlement of the Colony of Connecticut

A timeline displaying the major events leading to Connecticut statehood, including its settlement by the Dutch, the origins of Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor, the founding of the Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook colonies, and Connecticut’s acquisition of a formal charter from England.

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The Inventive Minds of Connecticut Women: Patents in the 19th Century

In 1809, a Connecticut resident received the first US patent…

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First Woman Elected as US State Governor Born – Today in History: May 10

On May 10, 1919, Ella Grasso, née Ella Rosa Giovanna…

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Lucy Gallup Eldredge

A Connecticut Painter Finds His Voice through Colonial Folk Art

May 1, 2019 • Arts, Hampton, Hide Featured Image

John Brewster Jr. was one of the preeminent portrait artists…

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Alexander Graham Bell

Telephone Demonstration Leads to a First – Today in History: April 27

On April 27, 1877, Alexander Graham Bell lectured at the…

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Connecticut: Home to the Boxcar Children Mysteries – Who Knew?

…that Gertrude Chandler Warner, a lifelong resident of Putnam, Connecticut, authored the popular series The Boxcar Children Mysteries?

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P. T. Barnum Dies – Today in History: April 7

On April 7, 1891, P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum died…

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Video – Rosalind Russell Tribute Film

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Waterbury native Rosalind Russell, the legendary award-winning actress of stage and screen.

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Leatherman Dies – Today in History: March 20

On March 20, 1889, the Old Leatherman, so called for…

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Video – Martha Minerva Franklin Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to New Milford native Martha Minerva Franklin, a pioneer in the struggle for black equality in the early 1900s.

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History in a Heart

February 12, 2019 • Everyday Life, Hide Featured Image, Women

A set of old Valentine’s Day cards, kept safe in a cloth-covered scrapbook, provide a look back at the sometimes humorous art of expressing heartfelt sentiments.

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Colonel William Douglas

William Douglas: A Colonial Hero’s Sacrifice

William Douglas was a successful merchant and military leader who…

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Dr. Emma Irene Boardman

Dr. E. Irene Boardman Never Stopped Serving the Public

Emma Irene Boardman was born January 17, 1889, in Great…

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Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight Dies – Today in History: January 11

On January 11, 1817, Timothy Dwight (theologian, educator, poet, and…

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“Tom Thumb” Born – Today in History: January 4

Charles Stratton, born in Bridgeport on January 4, 1838, toured the world with P. T. Barnum under the name, General Tom Thumb.

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Lounsbury Elected Governor – Today in History: January 4

On January 4th 1899, George Edward Lounsbury was elected the…

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Ice Skates, ca. 1965

Skating Through Winter

By the 1850s, better-designed skates and interest in healthful outdoor activities made ice skating an increasingly popular leisure activity.

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Chief G’tinemong/Ralph W. Sturges

This Mohegan Chief is remembered for successfully guiding the Tribe through the final stages of Federal Recognition, which it obtained in 1994.

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Thornton Wilder

Hamden’s Literary Legend

One of the most distinguished authors and playwrights of the…

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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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The “Red Scare” in Connecticut

The Palmer Raids, launched in Connecticut in 1919, were part of the paranoia known as the “Red Scare” that resulted in numerous civil rights violations committed by law enforcement officials.

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Henry Deming: Mayor of Hartford and New Orleans

Henry Deming served as mayor of Hartford and then as the provisional mayor of New Orleans during the Civil War before writing a biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Evelyn Beatrice Longman Commemorates the Working Class

“Industry,” also known as “The Craftsman,” resides in Hartford. The work, by Evelyn Longman, is a celebration of the working class and their contribution to society.

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Halladay’s Revolutionary Windmill – Today in History: August 29

On August 29, 1854, Daniel Halladay a machinist, inventor, and…

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Frog Hollow: Hartford’s Living Landmark

Between 1975 and 2000, the Frog Hollow Puerto Rican population grew rapidly, building a “barrio” that defied traditional stereotypes sometimes ascribed to community diversification.

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Title page of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Begins Serialization – Today in History: June 5

On June 5, 1851, the first chapter of what would…

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Waterbury Tornado – Today in History: May 24

On May 24, 1962, a tornado hit the towns of…

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Abraham Davenport

Dark Day – Today in History: May 19

On May 19, 1780, a strange darkness fell over much…

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Moodus, Town of East Haddam

Largest Earthquake in Connecticut – Today in History: May 16

On May 16, 1791, the largest earthquake to shake Connecticut…

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Today in Connecticut History

“Today in Connecticut History” is a collaboration between the Office…

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Governor Tryon's Expedition to Danbury

The British Attack Danbury – Today in History: April 26

On April 25, 1777, British forces land at the mouth…

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An Orderly and Decent Government

The following is a digital presentation of An Orderly and…

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Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Vietnam Veterans Against the War – Today in History: April 19

On April 19, 1971, Vietnam veterans groups from Hartford, New…

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Litchfield’s Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Tree

The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and became an international event 11 years later when Birdsley Northrup of Kent, Connecticut, introduced the concept to Japan.

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Fred. J. Hoertz, Your work means victory: Build another one

Freighter Worcester Launched – Today in History: April 5

On April 5, 1919, the steel-hulled freighter Worcester was launched…

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Reverend John Davenport

Forgotten Founder: John Davenport of New Haven

John Davenport, the founder of New Haven, was a prominent Puritan leader during the early years of the New England colonies.

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Gideon Welles Appointed Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy – Today in History: March 7

On March 7, 1861 Gideon Welles was officially appointed into…

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William Gillette’s Last Performance – Today in History: February 27

On February 27, 1936, William Gillette made his last appearance…

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Uriah Tracy

Uriah Tracy Authors the Rules for Impeachment

Uriah Tracy was an attorney and politician who took up…

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Colonel William Douglas

William Douglas: A Colonial Hero’s Sacrifice

William Douglas was a successful merchant and military leader who…

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Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight Dies – Today in History: January 11

On January 11, 1817, Timothy Dwight (theologian, educator, poet, and…

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“Tom Thumb” Born – Today in History: January 4

Charles Stratton, born in Bridgeport on January 4, 1838, toured the world with P. T. Barnum under the name, General Tom Thumb.

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Lounsbury Elected Governor – Today in History: January 4

On January 4th 1899, George Edward Lounsbury was elected the…

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Elihu Burritt

Elihu Burritt Born – Today in History: December 8

On December 8, 1810, Elihu Burritt was born in New…

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Reporting News of Pearl Harbor – Today in History: December 7

On December 7, 1941, Mansfield resident and UConn history professor Andre Schenker took to the airwaves to report on the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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A Connecticut Nazi Spy Has a Change of Heart

On the morning of October 6, 1944, Niantic-born William Colepaugh…

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Battle Flag Parade, Hartford, Connecticut, September 17, 1879

A Day of Celebration – Today in History: September 17

September 17, 1879 was a day of celebration in the City of Hartford when more than 100,000 people came to the city to celebrate Battle Flag Day with a grand parade and celebration of Connecticut’s Civil War veterans.

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Wide Awakes banner

Hartford Wide-Awakes – Today in History: July 26

On July 26, 1860, the Hartford Wide-Awakes welcomed the Newark,…

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Furniture Caster Patented – Today in History: June 30

On June 30, 1838, the US patent No. 821—the first…

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Video – Hidden History: Bushnell Park

Your Town’s History in Video: Bushnell Park

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Patents – Stafford’s Inventive Minds

Starting in 1790, Connecticut became a national leader in obtaining patents for its abundant innovations. It not only led the nation in patents issued per capita, but in 1809, South Killingly resident Mary Kies became the first woman awarded a US patent.

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The Innumerable Accolades Afforded Dr. William H. Welch

William Welch was a native of Norfolk, Connecticut, and one…

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Video – Unsung Heroes: The Music of Jazz in New Haven

This documentary clip showcases the heritage of New Haven’s jazz community, weaving the personal narrative of musicians and their families within the context of the city’s social and political history.

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Patents – Bloomfield’s Inventive Minds

From the time the federal government first began issuing patents…

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Fuller Brush building following collapse of tower

Fuller Brush Tower Collapses – Today in History: March 31

On March 31, 1923, a 56,000-gallon water tank dropped through…

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Video – Augusta Lewis Troup Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Augusta Lewis Troup, a pioneering labor leader, journalist, educator, and suffragist.

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Mariann Wolcott

Map: Connecticut Women in History (more to come…)

March 27, 2017 • Hide Featured Image, Women, Work

From forging Revolutionary War ammunition to running newspapers, patenting new…

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Video – Sophie Tucker Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to celebrated singer and actress, and long-time Hartford resident, Sophie Tucker.

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Video – Emily Dunning Barringer Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to long-time New Canaan resident, Dr. Emily Barringer, the first female ambulance surgeon and first female physician in the nation to secure a surgical residency.

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Video – Dotha Bushnell Hillyer Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to philanthropist Dotha Bushnell Hillyer, patron of a living memorial to her father, the Reverend Horace Bushnell.

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Anna E. Dickinson

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson at Touro Hall – Today in History: March 24

On March 24, 1863, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, a 20-year-old Quaker…

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Video – Helen Keller Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Easton resident Helen Keller, an inspirational champion for the disabled.

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Video – Florence Wald Tribute Film

YouTube – Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame The Connecticut Women’s…

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Video – Barbara McClintock Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Hartford native Barbara McClintock, a famed geneticist and Nobel Prize winner.

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Video – When Disaster Struck: The Flood of 1936, Part I

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with the Flood of 1936. The flood stands as the worst natural disaster to ever hit Hartford and the other towns that lie along the Connecticut River.

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Video – When Disaster Struck: The Flood of 1936, Part 2

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with the Flood of 1936. The flood stands as the worst natural disaster to ever hit Hartford and the other towns that lie along the Connecticut River.

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Middletown, Main Street

Video – When Disaster Struck: King Blizzard

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with the monumental storm that hit New England in March of 1888. King Blizzard delivered 20 to 50 inches of snow with drifts of up to 20 feet.

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Video – Mary Townsend Seymour Tribute Film

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Hartford native Mary Townsend Seymour, a pioneering advocate for equal rights for African Americans and co-founder of Hartford’s chapter of the NAACP.

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Photograph of Hilda Crosby Standish

Hilda Crosby Standish, Early Proponent of Women’s Reproductive Health

A pioneer of sex education and family planning, this physician directed the state’s first birth control clinic in 1935.

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Advertisement for the Horton Mfg. Co.

The Telescoping Fishing Rod – Today in History: March 8

On March 8, 1887, Everett Horton, a Bristol mechanic, patented a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes.

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Elihu Burritt

Elihu Burritt Dies – Today in History: March 6

On March 6, 1879, Elihu Burritt “the learned blacksmith” died…

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Looking Back: Tempest Tossed, the Story of Isabella Beecher Hooker

Isabella Beecher was a suffragist and spiritualist who shunned traditional female roles while alienating large parts of her famous family during her brother’s adultery scandal.

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Video – Florence Griswold Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Florence Griswold, an Old Lyme native who fostered the impressionist art movement in Connecticut.

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WTIC-TV filming airplane

Oldies But Goodies – Order DVDs from the Vaults of the Connecticut Humanities

February 14, 2017 • Hide Featured Image, The State

YouTube – CTHPrograms – Co-produced by Connecticut Public Television and…

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History in a Heart

February 12, 2017 • Everyday Life, Hide Featured Image, Women

A set of old Valentine’s Day cards, kept safe in a cloth-covered scrapbook, provide a look back at the sometimes humorous art of expressing heartfelt sentiments.

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Edward Alexander Bouchet: The First African American to Earn a PhD from an American University

Edward Alexander Bouchet was a physicist who was among Yale’s first African American students, and reportedly became the first African American in the United States to earn a PhD.

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Hazard Powder Company gunpowder barrel

One-Legged Stools – Who Knew?

. . . that Hazard Powder Company employees sat on…

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Portrait of James Mars

1850s Equal Rights Activist James Mars

James Mars was born into slavery in Norwalk, Connecticut in…

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Writing-arm chair attributed to Ebenezer Tracy

Ebenezer Tracy Made Some of the Finest 18th-Century Furniture

Ebenezer Tracy was a carpenter from Lisbon, Connecticut, who specialized…

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Dr. Emma Irene Boardman

Dr. E. Irene Boardman Never Stopped Serving the Public

Emma Irene Boardman was born January 17, 1889, in Great…

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Patents – Bozrah’s Inventive Minds

From the time the federal government first began issuing patents…

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: American Clock & Watch Museum

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Over Time: West Hartford’s Historical Population

January 15, 2017 • Hide Featured Image, West Hartford

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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Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wrist Watch, 1933

Waterbury Clock Company Saved by Mickey Mouse – Who Knew?

…that the Ingersoll Waterbury Company (now Timex) was saved from…

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Benjamin Silliman

Benjamin Silliman and the Collection That Inspired the Yale Peabody Museum

In early July of 1779, a pregnant Mary Silliman watched…

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Advertising label for Fine Old Bourbon Whiskey, 1855

Video: No Booze for You – Who Knew?

During Prohibition, many Connecticut residents found it easy to obtain alcohol illegally, though violations of Prohibition led to an increase in violent crime.

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Mr. Timothy Hall who died with the small pox July 29th, 1775

The Pest House Completed – Today in History: December 4

On December 4, 1760, the town of Durham announced the…

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The White Pine Acts – Who Knew?

The British government made it illegal for colonials to cut down white pine trees over 24 inches in diameter—preserving the trees for use as masts on British naval ships.

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Governor Wilbur L. Cross

Video: 1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Connecticut Governor Wilbur L. Cross reading his 1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation to his cabinet. This was the first sound film ever made featuring a Governor of Connecticut.

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The Connecticut History Sports Challenge

Here’s a game for the truly competitive: Flex your mental…

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Video – Vampires and Witches in Connecticut a Lecture and Panel Discussion

Explore Connecticut’s aggressive prosecution and execution of accused witches between 1647 and 1663, decades before the famous Salem witch trials.

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Hindenburg over The Travelers Tower

Video – The Hindenburg Flies Over Hartford

This video, taken in October of 1936, shows the Hindenburg sailing over Hartford, a short seven months before its destruction.

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Video – When Disaster Struck: The 1938 Hurricane, Part I

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with the 1938 Hurricane.

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The Forlorn Soldier

The Forlorn Soldier, a statue by James G. Batterson, survived years of neglect, punishing weather, and movements to tear it down, and yet still serves an important purpose in Civil War commemoration.

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A Soldier’s Welcome

In September of 2013, officials arranged for the statue of the Forlorn Soldier to be placed in its new permanent home at the Connecticut State Capitol.

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Greased pole, Labor Day picnic, Colt Park, Hartford

Labor Day at the Turn of the 20th Century

In February of 1889, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a…

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Prudence Crandall

State Heroine Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall was born in 1803 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island,…

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Eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death: 1816, The Year Without a Summer

Sunspots and volcanic eruptions led to cooler than normal temperatures in the summer of 1816. The cold weather decimated harvests and encouraged many residents to head West into the area of modern Ohio.

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Launching of the Nautilus

Launching of the USS Nautilus 1954

The USS Nautilus demonstrates Connecticut’s continuing maritime traditions and dedication…

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Video – William Gillette’s Railroad

YouTube – CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Actor…

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Summer Hot Spots of Yesteryear

Sun, sand, amusements, and more lured residents and visitors alike to these destinations, many of which are still popular getaways.

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Video – Free-for-all Race at Charter Oak Park

A crowd of some 25,000 to 30,000 people turned out to see John R. Gentry compete for a $6,000 purse.

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McCook Summer Place, East Lyme, Connecticut by Roger Wilson Dennis

Connecticut History Illustrated: The Artist and The Connecticut Landscape

June 29, 2016 • Arts, Hide Featured Image

[layerslider id=”34″] Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts,…

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Greenwich Emergency Responders: On the Move Overtime

Horses, motorcycles, and boats are just a few of the modes of transportation that town emergency personnel have used over the years to get to where they’re needed.

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The Short Bright Life of Luna Park

Luna Park opened in Hartford in 1906. While providing many thrilling and exotic attractions, it failed to compete with the larger and more successful shoreline attractions at Coney Island.

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Map – Connecticut Landmarks of the Constitution

A map of some of the Connecticut Landmarks of the Constitution researched and published by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Nathan Starr Cutlass

Nathan Starr’s Cutlass Fought the War of 1812

On May 18, 1808, the Navy Agent Joseph Hull of New London negotiated a contract with Nathan Starr of Middletown for 2,000 cutlasses.

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Video – Hidden History: Keney Tower

Your Town’s History in Video: Keney Tower

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Hill-Stead Museum

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Daniel J. Hoffman, St. Louis Browns

A Real Connecticut Yankee’s Baseball Career Cut Short

Danny Hoffman’s story reminds sports fans of the fragile nature…

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Frederick Douglass

Speaking under the Open Sky: Frederick Douglass in Connecticut

The famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass had several connections to Connecticut, including run-ins with a number of the state’s vocal slavery proponents.

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Video – Rudolph Zallinger’s Masterpiece, “The Age of Reptiles”

The Yale Peabody Museum is home to one of the world’s largest murals, which illustrates changes in the earth’s flora and fauna between the Devonian and Cretaceous periods.

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A Candy Bar Empire in Naugatuck

Almond Joy and Mounds were two of the most popular candy bars sold by Naugatuck’s Peter Paul Manufacturing Company, an enterprise begun by Armenian immigrant Peter Halajian.

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Connecticut Suffragists, 1919

Connecticut Suffragists 1919

Despite the fact that the women in this well-known photograph…

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Video – Martha Parsons Tribute Film

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Enfield native Martha Parsons, the first female business executive in Connecticut to earn her position based on merit.

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Josephine Bennett and daughters Frances and Katherine

Hartford’s City Mother, Josephine Bennett

The small plaque in the south corner of the State…

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Early New Haven, from Quinnipiack to the American Revolution

February 28, 2016 • Hide Featured Image, Immigration, New Haven

A look back at the ethnic groups who built the…

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Gwen Reed, circa 1950's

Actress Gwen Reed Best Remembered for Dedication to Childhood Literacy

Gwen Reed was an actress and educational advocate who grew…

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Hartford Times – Voices of Change

1960’s photographs from The Hartford Times offer a look back at a decade of protest that focused local and national attention on the civil rights of African Americans, the war in Vietnam, and the inequalities facing women.

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Video: Documentary – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Simsbury

In 1944, before he began studies at Morehouse College, Martin…

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Ice Skates, ca. 1965

Skating Through Winter

By the 1850s, better-designed skates and interest in healthful outdoor activities made ice skating an increasingly popular leisure activity.

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Providing Bundles for Britain and News for America

Janet Huntington Brewster Murrow was a Middletown native who grew up to be one of America’s most trusted news correspondents, philanthropists, and the wife of Edward R. Murrow.

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Just Pour Over Ice – Who Knew?

…that beginning in the late 1800s, the Heublein Restaurant in…

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Downtown Meriden, West Main Street, 1948

Before There Were Malls, There Were Main Streets

From the early 1900s on, urban shopping centers and suburban malls replaced once-thriving Main Streets but now preservationists are reviving these downtown hubs.

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Emile Gauvreau and the Era of Tabloid Journalism

Emile Gauvreau, former managing editor of the Hartford Courant, became a pioneer in the rise of tabloid journalism.

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Video – Haunted History: Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Your Town’s History in Video: Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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Video – Home Front: Connecticut During World War II – Migration and Housing

This excerpt from the Connecticut Experience series provides a glimpse into the people, places, and events that have shaped our state’s history.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Published 1852

Harriet Beecher was born to a prominent Connecticut family in…

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Over Time: Redding’s Historical Population

June 10, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, Redding

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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Over Time: Ridgefield’s Historical Population

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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Killingworth’s Automated Attraction – Who Knew?

…that in the 1890s Clark Coe created an attraction of…

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Video – Mark Twain at Stormfield

This rare footage is thought to be the only film of famed author Samuel Clemens.

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Over Time: Orange’s Historical Population

April 3, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, Orange

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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Over Time: Newtown’s Historical Population

March 17, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, Newtown

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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Over Time: North Haven’s Historical Population

March 17, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, North Haven

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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Over Time: North Branford’s Historical Population

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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James Mars

James Mars’ Words Illuminate the Cruelty of Slavery in New England

Mars’ landmark memoir of the mid-1800s reveals how enslaved men and women suffered—and resisted—the injustices of bondage.

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Over Time: Greenwich’s Historical Population

February 25, 2015 • Greenwich, 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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Venture Smith's headstone

Venture Smith, from Slavery to Freedom

Smith’s account sheds light on the experience of enslaved and free blacks in 18th-century Connecticut.

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Over Time: Darien’s Historical Population

February 2, 2015 • Darien, 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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Over Time: New Fairfield’s Historical Population

February 1, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, New Fairfield

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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Products from New Britain’s Past

In the early 20th century, New Britain produced a variety of housewares popular with the American public, including cutlery, toasters, waffle irons, pocketknives, food choppers, and eggbeaters.

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Over Time: East Haven’s Historical Population

January 21, 2015 • East Haven, 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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Over Time: New Canaan’s Historical Population

January 13, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, New Canaan

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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Over Time: Easton’s Historical Population

January 11, 2015 • Easton, 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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Miniature Boots, Wales Goodyear Shoe Company, Naugatuck

Charles Goodyear and the Vulcanization of Rubber

Obsessive dedication transformed rubber into a viable commercial material and made the town of Naugatuck one of its leading manufacturing sites in the 1800s.

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Over Time: Milford’s Historical Population

December 10, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Milford

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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Charles McLean Andrews and Evangeline Walker Andrews

Charles McLean Andrews was one of the most distinguished historians of his time, generally recognized as the master of American colonial history.

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Over Time: New Haven’s Historical Population

November 20, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, New Haven

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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Standing at Rest, at Last: The Story of the Forlorn Soldier

Started with an inquiry, then researched and written, and finally…

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Over Time: Derby’s Historical Population

November 7, 2014 • Derby, 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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Over Time: West Haven’s Historical Population

October 19, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, West Haven

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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Over Time: Danbury’s Historical Population

October 14, 2014 • Danbury, 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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Over Time: Shelton’s Historical Population

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Free Speech for Some – Who Knew?

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…that the IWW defied laws and filled jails! In 1919,…

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New Haven: What Was Everyday Life Like During the Civil War?

Questions? We get a lot of them and some of…

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A Fair to Forget – Who Knew?

…send in the cops to stop all the fun. In…

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American Chairs, Made in Connecticut

While the Windsor chair’s style and manufacture emerged in England in the early 1700s, it became extremely popular in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Numerous Connecticut workshops used a system of apprentices and indentured servants to produce these fashionable chairs.

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Civil War Monuments and Memorials in and Around the State Capitol

During the fall 2013 semester at Central Connecticut State University…

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Horses crossing the finish line at Charter Oak Park

Sunday Funday? We Think Not – Who Knew?

…that amusements and morals don’t mix.  At the start of…

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Over Time: Stamford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Norwalk’s Historical Population

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Benjamin Silliman and Soda Water – Who Knew?

…that Yale’s first professor of chemistry, Benjamin Silliman, was also…

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Forlorn Soldier Oral History Interviews

Oral histories make up a substantial portion of our knowledge regarding the Forlorn Soldier. Several theories exist as to why the statue’s creator designed the foot placement in a nontraditional stance.

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The Legend of Old Hayfoot, the Forlorn Soldier

A 1932 Hartford Courant report helped perpetuate a legend about the Forlorn Soldier, a Civil War statue designed with a nontraditional right-foot-forward stance many thought to be a mistake.

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The Forlorn Soldier Conservation Ceremony, July 2013

Originally located on Charter Oak Avenue, the statue of the Forlorn Soldier moved to Airport Road in the spring of 1968, after ConservArt worked to repair and restore the statue.

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Over Time: Lyme’s Historical Population

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Video: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District

Connecticut-made iron was extraordinarily high quality and sought after.

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Over Time: Norwich’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Old Saybrook’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Preston’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Clinton’s Historical Population

June 14, 2014 • Clinton, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Bridgeport’s Historical Population

June 12, 2014 • Bridgeport, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Durham’s Historical Population

June 11, 2014 • Durham, Hide Featured Image

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A Remarkable Signature – Who Knew?

….that Roger Sherman, Connecticut merchant, lawyer, and statesman, was the…

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Over Time: Bethel’s Historical Population

June 9, 2014 • Bethel, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Old Lyme’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Branford’s Historical Population

June 4, 2014 • Branford, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Brookfield’s Historical Population

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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William E. Simonds

William Edgar Simonds: A Schoolteacher Turned Civil War Hero

Born into a destitute family, William Edgar Simonds originally set…

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Charles H. Dow

Humble Beginnings of the Dow Jones: How a Sterling Farmer Became the Toast of Wall Street

The life of Charles Dow, in many respects, follows the…

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Over Time: Bristol’s Historical Population

April 12, 2014 • Bristol, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Wolcott’s Historical Population

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Mounds Candy Bar Involved in Espionage – Who Knew?

…that a storied Naugatuck business had its own “navy” and…

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Over Time: Plymouth’s Historical Population

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Elias Perkins: One of Lisbon’s Most Accomplished Public Servants

Elias Perkins’s career in public service lasted nearly half a…

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Over Time: Westbrook’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Essex’s Historical Population

April 6, 2014 • Essex, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Deep River’s Historical Population

April 4, 2014 • Deep River, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Chester’s Historical Population

April 4, 2014 • Chester, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Haddam’s Historical Population

April 4, 2014 • Haddam, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: East Haddam’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Salem’s Historical Population

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Over Time: East Lyme’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Waterford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: New London’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Montville’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Groton’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Stonington’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Ledyard’s Historical Population

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Over Time: North Stonington’s Historical Population

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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Over Time: Griswold’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Voluntown’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Windham’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Marlborough’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Woodstock’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Eastford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Franklin’s Historical Population

March 28, 2014 • Franklin, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Somers’ Historical Population

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Over Time: Lebanon’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Union’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Willington’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Vernon’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Pomfret’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Lisbon’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Stafford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Putnam’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Ellington’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Thompson’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Tolland’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Waterbury’s Historical Population

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Almira Ambler, Civil War Nurse

A Voice for Veterans: A Civil War era ‘Whistle-Blower’ – Who Knew?

Her obituary stated that “Mrs. Ambler was always expected to say something” on behalf of those who had fought for the Union.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Prudence Crandall Museum

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Dedication of the New State Capitol, 1876

Imagining Connecticut

Who are we?  What traditions and accomplishments define us as…

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Over Time: Killingworth’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Hamden’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Hampton’s Historical Population

March 9, 2014 • Hampton, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Chaplin’s Historical Population

March 9, 2014 • Chaplin, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Plainfield’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Killingly’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Sterling’s Historical Population

March 9, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Sterling

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Over Time: Canterbury’s Historical Population

March 9, 2014 • Canterbury, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Fairfield’s Historical Population

March 5, 2014 • Fairfield, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Bolton’s Historical Population

February 28, 2014 • Bolton, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Coventry’s Historical Population

February 28, 2014 • Coventry, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Brooklyn’s Historical Population

February 28, 2014 • Brooklyn, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Monroe’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Harwinton’s Historical Population

February 18, 2014 • Harwinton, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Guilford’s Historical Population

February 18, 2014 • Guilford, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Madison’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Barkhamsted’s Historical Population

February 12, 2014 • Barkhamsted, Hide Featured Image

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The Jedediah Strong Milestone

Hidden Nearby: Jedediah Strong’s Milestone

The Litchfield man behind this colonial-era mile marker led an accomplished but, ultimately, tragic life.

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Over Time: Cheshire’s Historical Population

February 3, 2014 • Cheshire, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Bethany’s Historical Population

February 3, 2014 • Bethany, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Hebron’s Historical Population

February 3, 2014 • Hebron, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Prospect’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Columbia’s Historical Population

February 3, 2014 • Columbia, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Colchester’s Historical Population

February 3, 2014 • Colchester, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Torrington’s Historical Population

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Twenty-three-year old Virginia Algonquian man

Algonquin Man 1645

The Native American presence in Connecticut represents an important part…

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Private Henry Cornwall

Private Henry Cornwall 1862

The State of Connecticut sent over 55,000 troops to help…

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn Published 1885

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langehorne Clemens on November 30,…

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Over Time: Woodbury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Scotland’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Mansfield’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Sprague’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bozrah’s Historical Population

January 29, 2014 • Bozrah, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Beacon Falls’ Historical Population

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Over Time: Washington’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Naugatuck’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Oxford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: New Milford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Middlebury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Glastonbury’s Historical Population

January 21, 2014 • Glastonbury, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Middlefield’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Portland’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Simsbury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bethlehem’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Manchester’s Historical Population

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Creative License, or Fundamental Fact?

Investigating Connecticut’s claim to be “The Constitution State.”

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Over Time: Canaan’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Wethersfield’s Historical Population

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Over Time: New Britain’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Southbury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Morris’ Historical Population

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Over Time: Thomaston’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Roxbury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bridgewater’s Historical Population

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Over Time: East Hartford’s Historical Population

January 9, 2014 • East Hartford, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Canton’s Historical Population

January 8, 2014 • Canton, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Enfield’s Historical Population

January 7, 2014 • Enfield, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Cornwall’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bloomfield’s Historical Population

January 6, 2014 • Bloomfield, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: South Windsor’s Historical Population

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Over Time: East Windsor’s Historical Population

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Over Time: North Canaan’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Newington’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Goshen’s Historical Population

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Over Time: East Hampton’s Historical Population

January 4, 2014 • East Hampton, Hide Featured Image

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Over Time: Warren’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Kent’s Historical Population

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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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Over Time: New Hartford’s Historical Population

January 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, New Hartford

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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Over Time: Watertown’s Historical Population

January 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Watertown

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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Over Time: Hartland’s Historical Population

January 3, 2014 • Hartland, 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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Over Time: Rocky Hill’s Historical Population

January 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Rocky Hill

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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Over Time: Southington’s Historical Population

January 3, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Southington

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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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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Over Time: Winchester’s Historical Population

January 1, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Winchester

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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Over Time: Norfolk’s Historical Population

January 1, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Norfolk

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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Over Time: Burlington’s Historical Population

December 30, 2013 • Burlington, 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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Over Time: Litchfield’s Historical Population

December 30, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Litchfield

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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Over Time: Salisbury’s Historical Population

December 28, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Salisbury

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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Over Time: Colebrook’s Historical Population

December 28, 2013 • Colebrook, 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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Over Time: Hartford’s Historical Population

December 14, 2013 • Hartford, 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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Over Time: Meriden’s Historical Population

December 14, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Meriden

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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Over Time: Granby’s Historical Population

December 10, 2013 • Granby, 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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Over Time: East Granby’s Historical Population

December 6, 2013 • East Granby, 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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Over Time: Farmington’s Historical Population

December 6, 2013 • Farmington, 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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Over Time: Windsor’s Historical Population

December 6, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Windsor

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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Over Time: Suffield’s Historical Population

December 6, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Suffield

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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Over Time: Plainville’s Historical Population

December 6, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Plainville

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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Over Time: Middletown’s Historical Population

December 4, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Middletown

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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Over Time: Avon’s Historical Population

December 3, 2013 • Avon, 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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Over Time: Cromwell’s Historical Population

December 2, 2013 • Cromwell, 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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Over Time: Ashford’s Historical Population

December 2, 2013 • Ashford, 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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Over Time: Andover’s Historical Population

December 1, 2013 • Andover, 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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Over Time: Ansonia’s Historical Population

December 1, 2013 • Ansonia, 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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Over Time: Sharon’s Historical Population

November 30, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Sharon

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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A Plan of the Town of New Haven with All the Buildings in 1748

Why Was New Haven Divided into Nine Squares?

Have a Question? Find the Answer! — Questions? We get a lot of them and some of the most recent ones have revolved around New Haven’s original Nine Squares. So we decided to investigate a bit using early maps.

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Bacon Jabez House, Woodbury

Daniel Curtiss: The Life of a 19th-Century Self-Made Man

Daniel Curtiss was the epitome of the “self-made man” during…

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Over Time: Windsor Locks’ Historical Population

November 6, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Windsor Locks

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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Video – When Disaster Struck: The 1938 Hurricane, Part 3

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with the 1938 Hurricane.

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Capital Community College Students Explore Hartford’s Immigrant History…In Their Own Words

In spring 2013 students from Capital Community College’s Liberal Arts…

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The Story Trail of Voices

Mohegan history and religion have been preserved by many different voices in many different families through Mohegan Oral Tradition. However, since before the American Revolution, four women in particular have passed on Mohegan stories.

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Mohegan Federal Recognition

“We are no longer the little old tribe that lives upon the hill. We are now the Nation that lives upon the hill.”

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Litchfield Historical Society

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – When Disaster Struck Connecticut: The Flood of 1955

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with “The Flood of 1955” in the wake of Hurricanes Connie and Diane.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

June 25, 2013 • Arts, Hartford, Hide Featured Image

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Bush-Holley House

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Trinity College Students Call Attention to Histories of Inequality

Trinity College students enrolled in Professor Jack Dougherty’s “Cities, Suburbs…

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Samuel Huntington

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Home Front: Connecticut During World War II – Civil Defense

This excerpt from the Connecticut Experience series provides a glimpse into the people, places, and events that have shaped our state’s history.

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Video – Home Front: A State Divided as War Looms in Europe

This excerpt from the Connecticut Experience series provides a glimpse into the people, places, and events that have shaped our state’s history.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Florence Griswold Museum

March 7, 2013 • Arts, Hide Featured Image, Old Lyme

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources

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Video – Gifford Pinchot: America’s First Forester

A public television adaptation of Gary Hines’ one-man play about the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. This video incorporates historic photos and footage as Hines traces Pinchot’s colorful life including his friendships with John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Old State House

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Slater Memorial Museum

January 14, 2013 • Arts, Hide Featured Image, Norwich

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Mark Twain House

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Lebanon Green

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Hidden History: Old Hartford State House

Your Town’s History in Video: Old Hartford State House

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: New Britian Museum of American Art

November 19, 2012 • Arts, Hide Featured Image, New Britain

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures: Mattatuck Museum

Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a series of 50 five-minute film vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources.

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Video – Hidden History: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

Your Town’s History in Video: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

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Video – When Disaster Struck: The 1938 Hurricane, Part 2

The CPTV Original, When Disaster Struck Connecticut, provides an in-depth look at the four major natural disasters that befell Connecticut between 1888 and 1955. This clip of archival sources and eyewitness accounts paints a vivid picture of how Connecticut residents coped with the 1938 Hurricane.

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Video – Hidden History: Hartford’s Ancient Burial Ground

August 19, 2012 • Belief, Hartford, Hide Featured Image

Your Town’s History in Video: Hartford’s Ancient Burial Ground

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Video – Hidden History: Connecticut Historical Society

Your Town’s History in Video: Connecticut Historical Society

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