Revolutionary War

David Bushnell and his Revolutionary Submarine

September 6, 2015

How a farmer’s son became the Father of Submarine Warfare during the American Revolution. …[more]

Categories: Invention and Technology, Old Saybrook, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Science, Westbrook

David Humphreys

David Humphreys, Soldier, Statesman, and Agricultural Innovator

August 30, 2015

Despite an accomplished political career, this Derby-born gentleman of means is best remembered for introducing Merino sheep to North America. …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Ansonia, Business and Industry, Derby, Expansion and Reform, Revolutionary War, Seymour

Caleb Brewster and the Culper Spy Ring

August 26, 2015

Caleb Brewster used his knowledge of Long Island Sound to serve as a member of the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War. …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, Bridgeport, Connecticut History Day 2017, Fairfield, Nathan Hale, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Joel Barlow

The Hartford Wits

July 24, 2015

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. …[more]

Categories: Derby, Hartford, Literature, Middletown, New Haven, Redding, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Timothy Dwight, Waterbury, Watertown

Captain Nathaniel Shaw Mansion, New London

New London’s Sound Defense

June 23, 2015

The use of privateers to supplement naval forces and wage war on an enemy was established European practice—and one the... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, New London, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Nathan Hale: The Man and the Legend

June 6, 2015

A school teacher hanged as a spy during the American Revolution, Nathan Hale became Connecticut's official state hero in 1985. …[more]

Categories: Coventry, East Haddam, Nathan Hale, New London, Norwalk, Revolutionary War

Levi B. Frost House, Southington

The Frost House Once Offered Travelers a Warm Welcome

May 22, 2015

On Marion Avenue in the southwest corner of Southington sits a white clapboard, two-story house decorated in the Greek Revival... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Historic Preservation, Revolutionary War, Southington

Connecticut’s Loyal Subjects: Toryism and the American Revolution

May 15, 2015

Loyalists in Connecticut, often acting on beliefs tied to relegion, proved particularly prominent in Fairfield County. Many of them fled to Canada rather than face imprisonment at New-Gate. …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2017, Crime and Punishment, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Waterbury

Soldier, Patriot, and Politician: The Life of Oliver Wolcott

April 28, 2015

Oliver Wolcott served in military in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, but was also a popular member of the Continental Congress and governor of Connecticut. …[more]

Categories: Litchfield, Oliver Wolcott, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

George Washington Slept Here

George Washington Slept Here (Just Perhaps Not Well)

April 24, 2015

Within the heritage tourism industry, it is not uncommon to find attractions that make claims to having played host to... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Ashford, Everyday Life, Pomfret, Revolutionary War

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