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Objects Tell Stories | What is a Collection?

April 5, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Kat’s Creative Corner | Earth Day Birthday Part 1

April 4, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Hot Chocolate in Historic Connecticut

December 4, 2019 · Collections

Where in Connecticut could you buy hot cocoa for only 5 cents? Hammonasset Beach State Park! Now, some of you may be thinking, “Hot chocolate on a beach in the middle of the summer? That seems like a strange combination.” Interestingly, Connecticut has a long history of unusual hot chocolate pairings. In the early 1970s,…
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Ever Heard of Nick’s Café?

August 28, 2019 · Collections

Founded in 1951, Nick’s Café of Hartford, Connecticut served as a multi-decade cultural institution. However, it was neither the first nor the only gay bar in Connecticut. Despite oppression, many LGBTQ people were not about to return to living solitary, isolated lives after experiencing a brief taste of freedom during the years of World War…
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The Space Industry in Connecticut

July 3, 2019 · Collections

What object is featured in this picture and how did Connecticut aid in its development? It’s the Space Station! Hamilton Standard, now a division of United Technologies Corp., is a Connecticut company that played a major role in the space industry, including the development of the space station. According to Hamilton Standard, the Space Station…
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Name that Instrument!

May 29, 2019 · Collections

Can you guess what instrument he’s playing? Hint: it’s not a piano… …It’s a harpsichord! A harpsichord is similar to a piano, but the sounding mechanisms and characteristics of the sounds are slightly different. This is a photo taken in 1955 of a display at G. Fox. & Co., either on a stage or in…
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