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Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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100 Years At New Haven’s Shubert Theater

Curtain Rises on Shubert 100th Anniversary Show at New Haven Museum September 24 New Haven, Conn. (September 11, 2015) –The stage is set for a new exhibition spotlighting one of the Elm City’s most celebrated cultural institutions: “The Nation’s Greatest Hits: 100 Years of New Haven’s Shubert Theatre,” which opens Thursday, September 24, at 5:30  Read more…

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New Haven, A City Of Firsts

  New Haven is a community of FIRSTS! Imagine the world without lollipops or hamburgers. What about mass produced wooden matches or even the Mounds bar? New Haven is the home to all of these items and more and the new exhibit at the New Haven Museum showcases the creations of this city over the Read more…

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Exhibit~ Made in New Haven, Connecticut

Fun, Fascinating and Made in the Elm City: ‘From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven’ Opens September 18 New Haven, Conn. (September 17, 2014) –1900 was a good year for New Haven. The first hamburger sizzled at Louis’ Lunch, the Candee Rubber Company in Wooster Square produced nine million pairs of rubber shoes, and Kickapoo Read more…

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Historic Wooster Square in New Haven

New Haven Museum held the opening reception to their exhibit “Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square!” Wooster Square is a wonderful area of New Haven of great historical, cultural and architectural significance and was New Haven’s first designated historic district. Renowned for its Cherry Blossom Festival it may be even more renowned for its pizzerias! Read more…

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