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Timothy Dwight Provides Religious, Military, and Educational Services for a Young Country

Timothy Dwight was an influential preacher, poet, and educator who served as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War and later as the president of Yale College.

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The Burning of Danbury

In April of 1777, British forces under Major General William Tryon led a raid on patriot supplies stored in Danbury, Connecticut.

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Israel Putnam: A Youthful Trailblazer Turned Colonial Militiaman

Israel Putnam served with distinction in the Seven Years’ War and in the Revolutionary War, particularly at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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Mark Twain with his friend, John Lewis

A Life Lived in a Rapidly Changing World: Samuel L. Clemens

November 30, 2020 • Mark Twain, Arts, Literature, Hartford, Redding

As Twain’s books provide insight into the past‚ the events…

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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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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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Video – Mark Twain at Stormfield

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

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Columbite

The Industrial Might of Connecticut Pegmatite

Mining for grit and sparkle.

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