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But What Does it Have to do with Connecticut?

April 1, 2014 · Collections ·

What’s this eighteenth-century print showing dancers on an island in the South Seas doing at the Connecticut Historical Society?   Actually, there are two good reasons for its presence.  One of the three men seated in the center of front row is probably John Ledyard, a young man from Groton, Connecticut, who sailed with the British…
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Dance Like Nobody’s Watching: Dance Memorabilia in the CHS Collection

March 28, 2017 · Collections ·

The month of March may be known for basketball’s Big Dance, but it also commemorates special anniversaries in dance. This Friday commemorates the 94th observation of Dance Marathon Day, and March marks the 35th anniversary of the Connecticut Ballet, among other special dates in the coming months. Connecticut Historical Society’s collection includes a variety of dance cards, performance programs, photographs, and manuscript materials surrounding this art form.

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