Remembering World War I – New Britain “Hears the Call”

        (Hartford, CT) 2017 year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the New Britain Industrial Museum will be working with the Remembering World War One project at the Connecticut State Library to gather old photos, documents, mementos and other… Continue Reading Remembering World War I – New Britain “Hears the Call”

Members of the Vintage Dance Society will perform Popular Dances from the World War I Era, at the State Library’s Third Thursdays Program

Marc Casslar and Martha Griffin, members of the Vintage Dance Society of CT’s performance arm ‘Polite Society, will discuss and recreate some of the most popular dances from the World War I era on June 16, from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm, at the Connecticut State Library. The duo will be performing the Ragtime dances like the Tango,… Continue Reading Members of the Vintage Dance Society will perform Popular Dances from the World War I Era, at the State Library’s Third Thursdays Program

New Haven’s Civil War Hospital: A history of Knight U.S. General Hospital, 1862-1865

Dr. Ira Spar will discuss his new book, New Haven’s Civil War Hospital: A history of Knight U.S. General Hospital, 1862-1865, Thursday, April 16, 2015, from Noon to 12:45 in Memorial Hall at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. Dr. Spar, will tell the story of the doctors, staff, soldiers, and families… Continue Reading New Haven’s Civil War Hospital: A history of Knight U.S. General Hospital, 1862-1865

Remembering World War I – North Haven “Hears the Call”

(Hartford, CT)-2017 year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the North Haven Memorial Library and North Haven Historical Society will be working with the Remembering World War One project at the Connecticut State Library to gather old photos, documents, mementos… Continue Reading Remembering World War I – North Haven “Hears the Call”

Cold War Author and Historian, John Ramsey will Give a Presentation at the State Library on the Impact of the Cold War on Connecticut

(Hartford) Author and Historian John Ramsey will discuss some surprising facts about the impact of the Cold War on Connecticut’s infrastructure on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from Noon to 12:45 in Memorial Hall at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. During the Cold War, Hartford and Bridgeport were surrounded by nuclear tipped… Continue Reading Cold War Author and Historian, John Ramsey will Give a Presentation at the State Library on the Impact of the Cold War on Connecticut

Looking Back Looking Forward: Connecticut’s Role in the Great War project awarded grant to support planning activities for the centennial commemoration of Connecticut’s involvement in World War One

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016     Hartford, Conn.- A $ 9,700 grant to the “Looking Back Looking Forward: Connecticut’s Role in the Great War” project” awarded by CT Humanities to the Connecticut Heritage Foundation will bring to life the story of Connecticut’s role in World War One. The grant will support the planning activities for the centennial commemoration of… Continue Reading Looking Back Looking Forward: Connecticut’s Role in the Great War project awarded grant to support planning activities for the centennial commemoration of Connecticut’s involvement in World War One