Inside the CHS

Of fiery steeds…and lunatics

October 31, 2013 · Collections ·

As a regular rider on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail I have opportunity to pass many different types of bicycles—high tech racers, mountains, recumbents (are they really that comfortable?), hybrids, even tricycles. Occasionally my musings turn to pioneering bicycle styles, such as the high-wheeler or “ordinary” as it were called. How did they ever ride…
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History and STEM

January 2, 2014 · Collections ·

In a nation where the focus is being put on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM for short), many of us in the fields of humanities are beginning to question our relevance.  With an education that included four years at a liberal arts college, I am definitely among those who hope to…
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Teeth and Innovation

July 28, 2014 · Collections ·

On this day 149 years ago, the American Dental Association established their code of ethics. In Connecticut, compared to Horace Wells’ anesthesia of the 1840s, other innovations may prove lesser known but just as intriguing.

Opening Reception for Connecticut Innovates!

November 10, 2016 · ·

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception of Connecticut Innovates! Presented by Connecticut Innovations.

Yankee Ingenuity: Hartford as a Place of Invention

December 8, 2016 · ·

Eric Hintz presents research underlying Hartford’s inclusion in the Smithsonian’s Places of Invention exhibition.

Panel Discussion: Innovation Today

February 8, 2017 · ·

Join the discussion to catch up on the latest advances and find out why Connecticut is a good place for innovation to flourish.

How the Pay Telephone Was Invented in Connecticut

March 5, 2017 · Collections ·

Did you know that the pay telephone was invented here in Connecticut?

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Please note, CHS will be undergoing renovations from Aug 28 – Sept 6. During this time, we will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.