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Detail of Connecticut and Parts Adjacent, 1780

Levi Pease, Stage Route and Transportation Innovator

Somers, Connecticut, a small town near the state’s border with…


West view, Somers CT

Somers School of the Prophets

November 27, 2019 • Belief, Education, Somers

Informal institutions of theological training, called schools of the prophets,…


Little Sorrel

Little Sorrel, Connecticut’s Confederate War Horse

A foal born on a farm owned by Noah C….


Somers' prison opening day

Osborn Correctional Institution

April 27, 2014 • Crime and Punishment, Law, Somers

When the Connecticut Correctional Institution opened in Somers in 1963,…


Over Time: Somers’ Historical Population

March 28, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Somers

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.


Elm Arcade, Temple Street, New Haven

A Beautiful and Goodly Tree: The Rise and Fall of the American Elm

Almost every Connecticut town of any size has an Elm Street, named for the popular trees that grew in abundance until a fungal infestation greatly diminished their numbers.


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