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Opening Reception for Drawn And Cornered: 35 Years Of Englehart Cartoons

October 22, 2015 · ·

CHS Members and special guests are invited to meet Bob Englehart and celebrate the opening reception of our newest exhibit, Drawn and Cornered: 35 Years of Englehart Cartoons.

Black Portraits of White Americans

February 11, 2014 · Collections ·

This silhouette portrait of Joseph Morgan, the proprietor of Morgan’s Coffee House, an important gathering place for Hartford businessmen in the early 19th century, was cut by Peter Choice, an itinerant silhouette artist who was probably of African descent. Choice also cut portraits of Morgan’s wife and two young daughters.  Choice was a man of…
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More Than One Man’s Story

January 23, 2014 · Collections ·

As a museum curator I am of course interested in the big picture, the sweep of events that bear on us all to one extent or the other. But the stories of individuals also have an undeniable lure, because sometimes in the story of one person we can better understand some of the larger forces…
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Mr. Veeder’s Neighborhood

June 10, 2013 · CHS Buzz ·

As if secret panels and an in-home car wash weren’t enough to delight visitors on our monthly Secrets of the Veeder House Tours, we’ve now added new information on the rapidly developing West End neighborhood that Mr. Veeder chose as the site of his home.  Before he began building the stone colonial revival home for…
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We’re with You, Ella!

May 14, 2013 · Collections ·

May 10 was the birthday of Ella Grasso, the first woman in the United States to become Governor in her own right. She would have been ninety-four years old. Grasso was born in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She was elected Governor of Connecticut in 1975. This photograph shows her campaigning for…
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How Hartford Heard about the Lusitania

May 7, 2013 · Collections ·

On May 7, 1915, the RMS Lusitania sank off the coast of Ireland from damage caused by a German submarine’s torpedo. The news appeared in The Hartford Times, Hartford’s evening newspaper, that same afternoon. The Hartford Courant, a morning paper, first carried news of the disaster the following morning. Even before these detailed accounts appeared…
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A look back

December 24, 2009 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

We tend to use the holiday season as an excuse for many things — overeating, overspending. Today I am going to use it as an excuse to talk about a printed document, one that is not part of our project. Fear not! There is at least one tie-in.  It is also a time of year…
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