Valley Forge, 1777

A Connecticut Slave in George Washington’s Army

January 30, 2019

Nero Hawley, born into slavery in Connecticut in the 18th century, fought in the Revolutionary War. After his emancipation at... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Slavery and Abolition, Stratford, Trumbull, Work

Merritt Parkway, New York to Connecticut, 1941

Merritt Parkway Creates Scenic Gateway to New England

June 29, 2018

This Depression-era road improvement project sought to artfully balance the natural and built environments, and despite setbacks and scandal, achieved its aims.  …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Fairfield, Great Depression and World War II, Greenwich, Historic Preservation, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Transportation, Trumbull, Westport, Wilbur Cross

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1929-1964

April 12, 2018

The era of Wilbur Cross and the Great Depression transitioned into World War II and state control by Democrat mastermind John Bailey. …[more]

Categories: Abraham Ribicoff, An Orderly & Decent Government, Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Ella Grasso, Great Depression and World War II, Hartford, New Haven, Politics and Government, The State, Trumbull, Woodbridge

Benjamin Silliman

Benjamin Silliman and the Collection That Inspired the Yale Peabody Museum

December 14, 2016

In early July of 1779, a pregnant Mary Silliman watched from her home as British troops landed in Fairfield, Connecticut.... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Education, Expansion and Reform, New Haven, Science, Trumbull

Suburban Development, Lower Litchfield County

Suburban Development in Litchfield County 1982

February 1, 2014

Few other states felt the lure of the suburbs as strongly or as early as Connecticut.  We have become a... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Bloomfield, Everyday Life, Imagining Connecticut, Trumbull, Woodbridge

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