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Drawing (on) the Connecticut Landscape: Benjamin Hutchins Coe Teaches Americans the Democratic Art

November 5, 2021 • Arts, Middlefield

Benjamin Hutchins Coe, born in Hartford, helped teach Americans how to draw through the publication of numerous art manuals, many of which focused on Connecticut-inspired landscapes.


Connecticut’s “Woodstock” Canceled – Today in History: July 30

July 30, 2020 • Middlefield, Popular Culture

On July 30, 1970, Louis Zemel, the owner of Powder…


An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1888-1905

Stimulated by immigration and industrialization, Connecticut cities expanded rapidly


MT. Higby Reservoir

Middletown’s Reservoirs Drive Growth Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries

The Laurel Brook and Mount Higby Reservoirs helped provide reliable sources of water that drove the growth of Middletown.


Over Time: Middlefield’s Historical Population

January 20, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Middlefield

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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