Recent Acquisitions


ImageTitleDescriptionCredit LineAccession NumberDate Acquired
Man's shoes, c. 1960sBrown leather Bostonians with soles made by Goodyear, worn by William Brown (1917-2010) at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.Gift of Andrea Brown Seldon2017.107.0December 2017
Thermometer, 1793Thermometer with a mahogany case made by Samuel Kneeland and Lemuel Adams, Hartford cabinetmakers. The case is decorated with light and dark colored string inlay and an inlaid shield.Museum purchase2018.2.0January 2018
WWII Air Raid helmetA World War II Air Raid marshal helmet worn by Anna Bellizzi (1921-2017) in Hartford during WWII. Anna Bellizzi immigrated to Hartford, Connecticut from Italy in 1929.Gift of Paul Auner2018.6.1January 2018
Autobiography of Annie Schryver, 1997Annie Schryver (1913-2008) was a Japanese prisoner of war during WWII in Java. She was held for three and half years and her husband, Ernst Cobeer, died in captivity. Her autobiography is titled "My Internment in a Japanese Prison Camp."Gift of the Avon Congregational ChurchMs 102049 (2018.7)January 2018
Buttons, women's activismA collection of political and social activism buttons. 2018.8.10: Round button: "WORKING/ TO END/ THE/ VIOLENCE/ THE WOMEN'S CENTER (203) 731-5200" distributed by the Women's Center of Greater Danbury 2018.8.14: Round button: "CT NOW Celebrates/ The 75th Anniversary of Woman's Suffrage/ ALICE PAUL,/ we are here!" (1995)Gift of Lynn Ferrari2018.8.10; 2018.8.14January 2018
Newspaper, The Black Panther: Black Community News Service22 issues and 1 Danish publication of The Black Panther: Black Community News Service, 1969-1972. The official publication of the Black Panther Party, the newspaper shared the Party's views on a number of subjects, such as party information, criminal justice, and politics. Several issues cover the New Haven Black Panther Trials.Museum purchase2018.22.1-xMay 2018
Woman's nightdress, c. 1980sA Hartford Whalers woman's nightdress bought at the Whalers gift shop in the Civic Center and worn by the donor as a teenager.Gift of Sandy Christoforidis Krein2018.27.3June 2018
Greater Hartford People to People and Peace Corps papers, 1961-1968A collection of documents from Roger E. Carlock (1935-2017), co-chairman of the Greater Hartford People to People Council and Peace Corps. Collection includes correspondence, annual reports, event programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs.Gift of the Carlock familyMs 102058 (2018.35)July 2018
Photograph of the Scantic River, 1898A black and white photograph of the Scantic River in Somers, Connecticut, taken by Mrs. Clara Russell (1873-1970) of Hazardville, Connecticut the summer of 1898.Gift of Janine M. B. Tegu2018.45.0August 2018
Carl W. Knudsen collection, 1867-1888A collection of letters, bills, and business documents belonging to Carl Wilhelm Knudsen (1818-1894) of South Norwalk, Connecticut, related to the Simplified Spelling Movement.Gift of The Mark Twain House and MuseumMs 102064 (2018.48)September 2018