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The History Of Connecticut’s Farmington Canal

The Farmington Canal runs all the way from New Haven, Connecticut to Northampton, Massachusetts. There’s not a whole lot left of it now. The authority on its history is a former Doctor of Pathology turned historian, Carl E. Walter. He’s been studying and lecturing on it for close to 30 years. He’s fascinated about how it Read more…

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Chester’s Antiques Roadshow

Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov. 7.  Hope you have some valuable treasures in your attic or jewelry box? Need to do some weeding out? Want to know what’s worth hanging onto? Get the answers on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Chester Historical Society holds its 12th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal at St. Joseph’s Parish Read more…

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Connecticut Women’s Hall Of Fame Is Rich In History

Connecticut is, and has been, home to so many amazing women. The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is making sure that none of the histories behind these women is lost. Year after year they are inducting women who have given so much to their communities, the state, the country and the world. In this “virtual” hall Read more…

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Stories For Connecticut History

Crowdsourcing ideas for its upcoming exhibition Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories, The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) invites the public to suggest objects that help illustrate our state as a dynamic place, a diverse community, or a distinct idea. What’s your story?

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Chester, CT Historical Society and Museum, Have You Been?

It’s so important to mark the histories of towns, it gives you a sense of place. Chester, Connecticut’s Historical Society is a treasure trove of goodies. If you’ve been to the bucolic town, it looks like a movie set. It is pristine and quintessential New England. The Chester Museum at The Mill is located at an historic Read more…

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Celebrate 300 Years of Christmas at Webb-Deane-Steven’s Museum

Each year, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours in Wethersfield, Connecticut show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season has evolved over the past 300 years. This year, two evening candlelight tours, with costumed guides, have been added for viewing the three elegantly appointed historic houses that comprise the museum. Candlelight tours Read more…

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Connecticut Explored Magazine

At this writing Connecticut Explored Magazine is twelve years old, I had never seen it but was thrilled to find it. It comes out quarterly and only has a subscription base of about 3500 and I think that should change…it is a beautiful publication and explores the rich history of the state. The tag line Read more…

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Get Your Connecticut History Right Here!

Since 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society has preserved the glorious and intriguing history of the Nutmeg state. There is a research facility which houses a myriad of comprehensive source materials, manuscripts and artifacts so whether you’re writing a book about the state or researching your family tree, a visit here is essential! There is a Read more…

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Ivy Baer Sherman’s “Vintage Magazine”

Vintage Magazine is a portable museum. Fashioned after a magazine called “Flair” from 1950, which only lasted one year, Ivy Baer Sherman decided to develop a new and improved interactive magazine at a time when magazines were going under.  To date, Sherman has four issues under her belt that tell us about history in a fun Read more…

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Connecticut’s Historic Barn Trail

“Without a past there is not future.” Did you know that there are more than 10,000 historic barns in the state of Connecticut, tiny and large? Did you know that all of them are being documented by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation so that you can visit them all? It’s true, we’re going to Read more…

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