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The Iconic Bushnell Theater In Hartford

The Bushnell has a storied 80 year history. Created by Dotha Bushnell Hillyer as a tribute to her father, Horace Bushnell, the civic-minded Hartford leader who envisioned and created the public park that later bore his name, this world-class performing arts center continues to be a wellspring of entertainment, education and societal involvement that benefits 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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100 Years At The Shubert, That’s A Lot Of Shows!

The Shubert Theater is celebrating its 100th birthday in December 2014. This treasured nutmeg state landmark in the heart of New Haven, Connecticut has showcased theatrical legends over the years from Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Gene Kelly to Robert Redford, Shirley MacLaine, Sidney Poitier and Liza Minnelli. The musicals you know and love Read more…

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Have You Been To Canterbury, Connecticut?

Canterbury, Connecticut is a beautiful, small community in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. This town was celebrated in 2012 when it won a “Best old House Neighborhood” award from the “This Old House” TV show. A drive along Scenic Route 169 will take you to this gem of a town where historical houses can be Read more…

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The Goshen Players

The Goshen Players perform in the former Goshen Town Hall in a town with a 275 year history. Located at the corner of the rotary of Routes 4 and 63, the iconic building has been transformed into a performance space with a raised stage and opportunities for cabaret as well as theater style seating. The Goshen Read more…

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Nutmeg Junction Says “Get On The Ferry!”

“How do you cross the Connecticut River? For some Connecticut travelers, they enjoy a scenic and historic passage thanks to the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry. Hailed as the oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States, the Ferry is used by passenger vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Powered by a tug boat (the Cumberland), the flatboat (the Read more…

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Canaan Union Station Needs Your Help!

  The Canaan Union Station in North Canaan, Connecticut was once said to be the longest continuously running depot until part of the station was destroyed by arson in 2001. Since then, dedicated groups of citizens including the Cranford Club and the Exchange Club have been working to restore this important landmark. The town has Read more…

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Take The Kids To The Drive-In

The Drive-in movie experience recalls an earlier era when there were over 4000 drive-ins in the United States. Now there are fewer than 400 drive-ins but fortunately for Connecticut residents, three drive-ins are still here in the nutmeg state: Barkhamsted (http://www.pleasantvalleydriveinmovies.com/ Mansfield http://www.mansfielddrivein.com/ and Southington http://www.southingtondrive-in.org/ The Southington Drive-In is unique because it was purchased Read more…

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The Historic Thomaston Opera House

The Thomaston Opera house is a beautiful red brick building that serves as home to the Landmark Community Theatre and the civic offices for the town. Built in 1884 at the stated cost of $50,000, it served the community in various ways until the 1960’s when it fell into disrepair and plans were then made Read more…

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Nutmeg Junction Stops At The Terryville Water Wheel

The history of the Terryville water wheel can be traced back to the mid 1800’s when it used the mighty Pequabuck River to power a factory that eventually was destroyed by fire in 1940. According to the Plymouth Historical Society, this 20-foot diameter wood and iron water wheel is the most intact of the three Read more…

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