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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2010 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

This and every year we are thankful to have you visiting our Museum and Research Center, following us on Facebook and Twitter, and reading this blog!

Thanksgiving Festival and Family Gathering

November 28, 2012 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

Just when I thought the backlog of manuscripts was nearly gone, something “new” turns up. And I apologize for being one week late with this! I was quite surprised and pleased to find this document in among “Miscellaneous” documents [ask me sometime about the word miscellaneous]. The Battell family of Norfolk, Connecticut, documented their family…
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Giving Thanks!

November 8, 2013 · Education ·

It is that time of year (I can’t believe that November is already here) when everyone begins to think about the things that they are thankful for. I want to give a big thank-you to the following for making 2013 such a great year!

“Hey, you turkey!” and Other Random Thanksgiving Thoughts

November 28, 2013 · Collections ·

If anyone is reading this, chances are you are still sleepily digesting the remains of Thanksgiving dinner*—or perhaps you are in line waiting for stores to open their doors this evening…  In any event, Thanksgiving, one of the major national holidays, is upon us once again. Based on travel statistics this holiday sees more people…
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1914: One Hundred Years of Reflection in the Making

January 27, 2014 · Collections ·

While searching for images of life captured in 1914, I was amazed by the range of subjects; prison halls, family picnics, and at least three different fires were all immortalized one hundred years ago.

Home for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014 · Collections ·

Like many people, I always used to drive home for Thanksgiving. Home was always Connecticut, even when I lived in Massachusetts or New Jersey or New York.

In Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 · Collections ·

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks…for all of you!

The Art of Giving Thanks

November 28, 2014 · Collections ·

While we associate the Thanksgiving holiday with turkey and cranberry sauce, the actual art of giving thanks has had a range of meanings throughout history.

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