Inside the CHS

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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Society news in Hartford and Springfield

January 16, 2013 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

The Connecticut Historical Society is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new resource available through its web page. They are scanned images of the pages of 52 scrapbooks kept by Mary F. Morris, the wife of an insurance executive in Hartford. Although many of these articles (ones from the Hartford Courant) are available…
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The threat builds

February 6, 2013 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

There are times when pictures are indeed worth a thousand words. Today I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

Connecticut’s “Greatest Show on Earth”

October 20, 2014 · Collections ·

This familiar tagline may not only describe the travelling circus; it could aptly describe the man behind the entertainment.

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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.