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Hartford’s Little Italy on Front Street
CHS Buzz Collections April 17, 2015

Hartford’s “Little Italy” on Front Street

By Mike Messina, Interpretive Projects Associate, Connecticut Historical Society. This post originally appeared on ConnecticutHistory.org (CT Humanities) and WNPR.org Stay tuned for WTNH-TV News 8’s in-depth series on Connecticut’s Italian communities, coming the week of May 4!  In the early 1900s, Hartford was a booming economic center. Italy, on the other hand, suffered both economically and…
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April 14, 1865 program
Collections April 09, 2015

Abraham Lincoln’s Connecticut Connections revealed in Connecticut Historical Society exhibit

A lock of hair, a bloody bandage, a Treasury Guard flag “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will…
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aute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show
April, 2015

Haute History: A Vintage Inspired Fashion Show offers the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing on May 9

Hartford, Conn., April 10, 2015 – Seeking ideas from the past to make your current fashion statement? Want to learn how clothing design over the past century has informed today’s trends? The Connecticut Historical Society’s (CHS) Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show will help you and the special women in your family boost your style savvy…
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