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Summertime and the living is easy

June 17, 2013 · Collections ·

I just got back from a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, which got me thinking about the value of parks. National parks are the crown jewels in our country’s network of public spaces, but state and local parks are great alternatives when all you’ve got is a weekend or an afternoon. One…
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Kids + Summer: A Secret Formula for Parents

June 28, 2013 · CHS Buzz, Education, Exhibits ·

Ah, summer. The time for all those summer kid activities: Camps, amusement parks, pools, education—SHHH! Bite your tongue, it’s summer! Well, just because kids are on summer vacation, doesn’t mean their minds need to shut down either.

“It’s Just Like Riding a Bike”

July 15, 2013 · Collections ·

In my last post, I wrote about how much I love reclining and lounging. Lest anyone think I’m nothing but a couch potato, let me assure you that I enjoy getting outside and participating in summer activities (I haven’t found an activity to make me not hate winter yet, but I’m working on it). In…
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The Boys of Summer

July 23, 2013 · Collections ·

A group of boys cool off in the swimming hole at their summer camp. The time is the mid-1930s and one of the boys is Stanley Budleski, the son of Polish immigrants living in Wallingford, Connecticut. Young Stanley was fascinated by airplanes and spent much time at the local airport.  Upon graduating from high school,…
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Flowers are Blooming!

June 14, 2014 · Education ·

Summer is right around the corner – the weather is getting warmer, the grass has turned a brighter green, and flowers are popping up in gardens all over the state! Perhaps one of the most amazing Connecticut gardens to view at this time of year is the Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park (Hartford, CT). The…
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Ice

Enjoying summer, remembering (and still recovering from) winter

July 1, 2015 · CHS Buzz ·

By Kevin Hughes, Director of Administration at the CHS Summer is upon us and warm weather beckons us outdoors. In many respects, February is a distant memory. Or is it? February 2015 in Hartford was one for the record books. With an average daily temperature of 16 degrees, it eclipsed the old record of 16.5…
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Callie & Melissa with Bathing Suits

Summer Interns Create Beach Display at the CHS

July 23, 2015 · CHS Buzz, Exhibits ·

Callie Prince and Melissa Traub are this year’s Dangremond Museum Studies Interns at the Connecticut Historical Society. Through this ten-week internship, they are gaining exposure to different aspects of the museum field. Melissa and Callie’s first assignment was in developing and setting up a new display, Trends in the Tides: Connecticut’s Beaches that opened July…
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