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On the Tarmac with Richard Welling

October 17, 2013 · Collections ·

I am continually amazed at the range of subjects that Richard Welling sketched in his long career. While best known for his drawings of Hartford’s changing skyline through the years, Richard also loved railroads and vessels of all types, as I have blogged about in the past. This of course now brings us to another…
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Open Studio Hartford Comes to CHS

November 11, 2013 · CHS Buzz ·

For artist Vicente Garcia, form and scale are crucial elements of his artistic production. On the beautiful fall day when he installed his large outdoor sculptures on the CHS grounds, he also needed strength and dexterity and some really good climbing skills. For those of you strolling past the CHS along Elizabeth Street or Asylum…
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On the Road with Richard Welling

January 21, 2014 · Collections ·

I’m inclined to think of Richard Welling inassociation with two cities—New York City and Hartford, Connecticut, but in addition to his iconic drawings of New York and Hartford, Welling produced views of many of other buildings and landscapes throughout the Northeast. The Richard Welling Collection at the Connecticut Historical Society includes views of Washington, D.C.,…
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Dollie McLean: From the West Indies to the Capital City

February 24, 2014 · Collections ·

Born (Dollie) Clarice Helene Simmons in Antigua, West Indies, Dollie McLean was raised in Manhattan, later lived in the Bronx, and graduated from both the University of Hartford and FIT. Mrs. McLean has been an avid participant in the arts throughout her life, having performed off-Broadway as an actress and dancer with various organizations like…
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Seeking Asylum

March 11, 2014 · Collections ·

What nationally famous Connecticut institution was once located near the junction of Farmington Avenue and Asylum Avenue? How many people notice the statue that stands in the little wedge-shaped green park at this busy intersection, and how many people know what it commemorates? In 1817, one of the first schools for the deaf was erected…
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Family Program: Rockin’ Art

October 1, 2016 · ·

Express yourself through music-inspired art! Design and create a CD art piece that’s all about you to personalize your room. Then, check out retro musical objects featured in the Growing Up in Connecticut exhibit.

Voices of Wisdom: Newcomer Stories

March 29, 2018 · ·

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP) at CHS is proud to present Voices of Wisdom: Newcomer Stories. This interactive event will illuminate the journeys, struggles and achievements of immigrants and refugees making new lives in Connecticut, through storytelling, art, music, and dance.

Bus Trip to Lyman Allyn Museum of Art

June 25, 2019 · ·

Road-trip with CHS to view Lyman Allyn Museum of Art’s fantastic exhibition “Tiffany in New London”.

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