I was working on the reference desk in CHS’s Waterman Research Center recently when a fellow came through the door, peering left and right, clearly looking for something. After introducing myself, he asked if we had any information on bootblacks in Hartford. His reason was personal: his father, now retired to Florida, as a teenager…
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Kids in the 1940s were not all that different from kids today. They don’t always get along with their parents, don’t always want to go to school, want to go to the movies (or play on their X-boxes today) instead of doing homework. Most of all, though, girls get crushes on boys!
On November 15-16, 2014, the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 25th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists and crafters from the West End.