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Jacques and Therese Makowsky and the Development of the Cornish Game Hen

In 1950, the Makowskys crossed a white Cornish cock with a White Plymouth Rock hen to produce a small hybrid that they patented as the Rock Cornish Game Hen.

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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 4 concrete floors of the Fuller Brush Company Tower.

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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 up in Hartford in the early 20th century.

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

On February 27, 1936, William Gillette made his last appearance on any Connecticut stage at the Bushnell Memorial auditorium in Hartford.

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Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight Dies – Today in History: January 11

On January 11, 1817, Timothy Dwight (theologian, educator, poet, and eighth president of Yale) died in New Haven, Connecticut.

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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 in making fine, hand-crafted furniture.

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Creative License, or Fundamental Fact?

In 1973, the state legislature mandated that Connecticut’s license plates should display the state slogan “Constitution State.”

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Benjamin Silliman

Benjamin Silliman and the Collection That Inspired the Yale Peabody Museum

Benjamin Silliman published the first American study of a meteor—having acquired access to one that fell near the town of Weston.

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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?

The layout of New Haven’s nine-square grid, though not the plan itself, is attributed to the original settlers’ surveyor, John Brockett.

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The Connecticut History Sports Challenge

Can you pass the Connecticut History Sports Challenge?

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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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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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A Fair to Forget – Who Knew?

In 1899, the citizens of Danbury petitioned the State Law and Order League to have detectives present at the Danbury Fair to monitor banned activities.

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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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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 bill making the first Monday of each September a legal holiday.

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Killingworth’s Automated Attraction – Who Knew?

In the 1890s Clark Coe created an attraction of life-sized moving figures called the Killingworth Images on his farm on Green Hill Road.

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A Remarkable Signature – Who Knew?

Roger Sherman, Connecticut merchant, lawyer, and statesman, was the only person to sign all four documents of the American Revolution.

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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 storyline of the prototypical self-made man.

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Mounds Candy Bar Involved in Espionage – Who Knew?

A storied Naugatuck business had its own “navy” and that it performed espionage services for the United States government during World War II.

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Self portrait Samuel Waldo Lovett

Samuel Waldo Born – Today in History: April 6

Samuel Lovett Waldo was an early 19th-century portrait artist who worked among such famous colleagues as John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and John Singleton Copley.

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Benjamin Silliman and Soda Water – Who Knew?

Yale’s first professor of chemistry, Benjamin Silliman, was also the first American to produce soda water in bulk.

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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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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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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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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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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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History in a Heart

February 14, 2022 • Hide Featured Image, Everyday Life, 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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Uriah Tracy

Uriah Tracy Authors the Rules for Impeachment

Uriah Tracy was an attorney and politician who took up arms against the British after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

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Colonel William Douglas

William Douglas: A Colonial Hero’s Sacrifice

William Douglas was a successful merchant and military leader who settled in North Branford just prior to the Revolutionary War.

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Patents – Bozrah’s Inventive Minds

From the time the federal government first began issuing patents in 1790, Connecticut was a national leader in patenting its abundant innovations.

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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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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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Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Wrist Watch, 1933

Waterbury Clock Company Saved by Mickey Mouse – Who Knew?

The Ingersoll Waterbury Company (now Timex) was saved from bankruptcy during the Great Depression, in part, by the introduction of the Mickey Mouse watch.

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Elihu Burritt

Elihu Burritt Born – Today in History: December 8

On December 8, 1810, Elihu Burritt was born in New Britain, Connecticut, to a farming family and became a leading pacifist of his time.

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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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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 completion of their hospital house, precipitated by an outbreak of smallpox the year before.

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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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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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Bacon Jabez House, Woodbury

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

Daniel Curtiss spent most of his life in Woodbury, thriving in business, pioneering the sale and distribution of commercial goods, and serving his town by holding political office.

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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.

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The “Red Scare” in Connecticut

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

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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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Evelyn Beatrice Longman Commemorates the Working Class

September 27, 2021 • Hide Featured Image, Arts, Hartford, Women, Work, Windsor

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

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

August 29, 2021 • Hide Featured Image, Education

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet The Child’s Picture Defining and Reading Book in 1830 while the principal of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford.

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Hartford Wide-Awakes – Today in History: July 26

On July 26, 1860, the Hartford Wide-Awakes welcomed the Newark, New Jersey, Wide-Awakes to a banquet and ratification meeting at Hartford’s City Hall.

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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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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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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

Between 1790 and 1930, Connecticut residents were issued the most patents in the US per capita, many of them inventions by women.

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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 Oliva Tambussi, the first woman governor in the US to be elected “in her own right,” was born in Windsor Locks.

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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 Haven, and Stamford joined demonstrations in Washington, DC.

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Litchfield’s Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Tree

In 1902, the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Arbor Day by planting a tree on the Litchfield Green to commemorate the town’s Revolutionary War soldiers.

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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 and abolitionist from Pennsylvania, spoke at Hartford’s Touro Hall.

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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 in New Britain.

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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 family during her brother’s adultery scandal.

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Hazard Powder Company gunpowder barrel

One-Legged Stools – Who Knew?

Hazard Powder Company employees sat on one-legged stools to keep them from falling asleep while working with dangerous materials.

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Dr. Emma Irene Boardman

Dr. E. Irene Boardman Never Stopped Serving the Public

Having suffered from polio as a child, Emma Irene Boardman found her calling in relieving the pain of others.

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Lounsbury Elected Governor – Today in History: January 4

On January 4th 1899, George Edward Lounsbury was elected the 58th Governor of Connecticut, for which he served roughly three years.

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Thornton Wilder

Hamden’s Literary Legend

Thornton Wilder, author of such renowned works as Our Town, The Matchmaker, and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, lived in Hamden for much of his life.

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Just Pour Over Ice – Who Knew?

The Heublein Restaurant served its thirsty customers pre-mixed cocktails that became so wildly popular they had to build a distillery just to meet demand.

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A Connecticut Nazi Spy Has a Change of Heart

A Connecticut-born Nazi spy, William Colepaugh, had a change of heart and turned himself in to the FBI on December 26, 1944.

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

A great primary resource for digging into a community’s everyday life is a city directory.

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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.

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Prudence Crandall

State Heroine Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall was born in 1803 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, the daughter of Quaker parents.

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

On August 29, 1854, Daniel Halladay a machinist, inventor, and businessman patented the first commercially viable windmill—Halladay’s Self-Governing Windmill.

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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.

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Launching of the Nautilus

Launching of the USS Nautilus 1954

The building of the Nautilus helped Groton sustain its title of “Submarine Building Capital of the World.” 

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Joel Barlow

The Hartford Wits

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

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Furniture Caster Patented – Today in History: June 30

On June 30, 1838, the US patent No. 821—the first for a furniture caster—was granted to the Blake Brothers of New Haven.

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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 became the landmark novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin appeared in the National Era, an anti-slavery newspaper in Washington, DC.

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Abraham Davenport

Dark Day – Today in History: May 19

On May 19, 1780, a strange darkness fell over much of New England. The darkness that enveloped Connecticut remained there for a day and a half.

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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 took place in Moodus, an area known for earthquake activity.

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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 of the Saugatuck River with plans to attack Danbury.

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An Orderly and Decent Government

An Orderly and Decent Government is an exhibition on the history of representative government in Connecticut developed by the CT Humanities in April 2000.

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Daniel J. Hoffman, St. Louis Browns

A Real Connecticut Yankee’s Baseball Career Cut Short

An up-and-coming baseball star discovered playing on the lots of Collinsville, Danny Hoffman played in the majors before joining the New York Yankees.

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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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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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The Innumerable Accolades Afforded Dr. William H. Welch

Trained at Yale, William Welch was a native of Norfolk, Connecticut, and one of the most celebrated physicians of his time.

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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 freighter Worcester was launched in Groton in support of the war effort for the Emergency Fleet Corporation of the US Shipping Board.

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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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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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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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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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Connecticut Suffragists, 1919

Connecticut Suffragists 1919

Despite the fact that the women in this well-known photograph are unidentified, Connecticut was home to many important figures in women’s struggle for equal rights.

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Leatherman Dies – Today in History: March 20

On March 20, 1889, the Old Leatherman, so called for the clothing that he fashioned for himself, is thought to have died.

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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 Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet as Secretary of the Navy.

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Portrait of James Mars

1850s Equal Rights Activist James Mars

James Mars became one of the most prominent African Americans in the region, and a leader of Hartford’s African American community.

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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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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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Training and rescue submarine S-4 submerging

Video – Undersea University – US Navy’s Submarine School

1965 film of the US Naval Submarine Base New London submarine training school produced by the US government.

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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, a common requirement up until the 1880s.

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

On April 7, 1891, the showman and entertainer, P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum died in Bridgeport.

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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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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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Waterbury Tornado – Today in History: May 24

On May 24, 1962, a tornado hit the towns of Waterbury, Wolcott, and Southington.

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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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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 in 1790, Connecticut was a national leader in patenting its abundant innovations.

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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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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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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

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Florence Wald, founder of hospice care in the United States. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Video – William Gillette’s Railroad

Actor William Gillette is featured in this two-minute newsreel, “Sherlock Holmes Turns Engineer,” filmed by Fox Movietone News in 1927.

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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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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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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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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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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 Stowe’s most famous book is Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which was published in 1852.

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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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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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Over Time: Greenwich’s Historical Population

February 25, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, Greenwich

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: Darien’s Historical Population

February 2, 2015 • Hide Featured Image, Darien

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 • Hide Featured Image, East 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: 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 • Hide Featured Image, Easton

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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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

This story takes a look at the statue’s history, its care, conservation, and journey to the Connecticut State Capitol building where the Forlorn Soldier stands in all its glory.

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Over Time: Derby’s Historical Population

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Over Time: West Haven’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Danbury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Shelton’s Historical Population

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Free Speech for Some – Who Knew?

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In 1939, 150 years after the original passage, Connecticut finally ratified the US Bill of Rights, guaranteeing workers the right to free speech.

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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.

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Civil War Monuments and Memorials in and Around the State Capitol

Monuments and memorials from the Civil War era in and around the state capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Horses crossing the finish line at Charter Oak Park

Sunday Funday? We Think Not – Who Knew?

At the start of the 20th century, authorities banned Luna Park in West Hartford from operating on Sundays, as it defied long-standing puritan laws.

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Over Time: Stamford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Norwalk’s Historical Population

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Forlorn Soldier Oral History Interviews

Oral histories make up a substantial portion of our knowledge regarding the Forlorn Soldier.

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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

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Over Time: Bridgeport’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Durham’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bethel’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Old Lyme’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Branford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Brookfield’s Historical Population

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William E. Simonds

William Edgar Simonds: A Schoolteacher Turned Civil War Hero

Originally a teacher, William Edgar Simonds’ service during the Civil War launched Simonds into a life of politics and international acclaim.

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Over Time: Bristol’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Wolcott’s Historical Population

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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 century and made him a popular figure both locally and nationally.

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Over Time: Westbrook’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Essex’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Deep River’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Chester’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Haddam’s Historical Population

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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

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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

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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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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 a state and shape our lives today?

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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

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Over Time: Chaplin’s Historical Population

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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

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Over Time: Canterbury’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Fairfield’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bolton’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Coventry’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Brooklyn’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Monroe’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Harwinton’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Guilford’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Madison’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Barkhamsted’s Historical Population

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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

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Over Time: Bethany’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Hebron’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Prospect’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Columbia’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Colchester’s Historical Population

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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 of our state’s heritage.

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Private Henry Cornwall

Private Henry Cornwall 1862

Henry Cornwall was a member of the 20th Connecticut Infantry Volunteers. He served from September 8, 1862 to June 13, 1865.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn Published 1885

In 1874, after living in Hartford for three years, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his wife Olivia moved to a home in the area known as Nook Farm.

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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

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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

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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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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

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Over Time: Canton’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Enfield’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Cornwall’s Historical Population

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Over Time: Bloomfield’s Historical Population

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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

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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 • Hide Featured Image, Hartland

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 • Hide Featured Image, Burlington

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 • Hide Featured Image, Colebrook

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 • Hide Featured Image, 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: 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 • Hide Featured Image, Granby

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 • Hide Featured Image, East Granby

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 • Hide Featured Image, Farmington

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 • Hide Featured Image, Cromwell

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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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.

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

Capital Community College students explored important figures from Hartford’s history and their immigrant, migrant, or ethnic communities that culminated in semester-long research projects.

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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.

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

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

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 in Professor Jack Dougherty’s “Cities, Suburbs & Schools” seminar collaborated with the ConnecticutHistory.org team during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.

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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 • Hide Featured Image, Arts, 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.

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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 • Hide Featured Image, Arts, 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 • Hide Featured Image, Arts, 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.

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Video – Hidden History: Hartford’s Ancient Burial Ground

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

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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