Federal Assistance for Storm Damages

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:25Private Non Profit Museums, Libraries, Schools and Colleges in New London, Tolland and Windham Counties, including museums, libraries, schools and colleges may be eligible for federal assistance via the Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.State, local and tribal government museums, libraries, schools and colleges in t...
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Think Snow

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:04Yes, we have been getting quite a bit of snow lately. Imagine clearing it away without snow blowers and pretreatment on the roads.Here are a few highlights.  To learn of other historic weather events, see Dates of Disasters in Connecticut1888The Blizzard of 1888, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," lasted for three days, from March 12-14. The blizz...
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2015 Legislative Session Starts January 7

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:36Tomorrow is the first day of the 2015 regular legislative session.  As set forth by Connecticut General Statute § 2-1, in odd-numbered years, the legislature convenes on the Wednesday following the first Monday of January. The statute directs legislators to convene in their respective chambers at 10 in the morning to take their official oaths (the specifi...
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Hens in the Bakery and Kittens in the Breadbox: Connecticut’s Bakery Law of 1897

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:16 Cats and kittens in breadboxes. Hens walking around the shop. Dog with puppies living in the bakeroom.An unenclosed water closet in the storeroom.  These are a small sampling of the hundreds of complaints made to local health officials in 1897, the year Connecticut first passed a law regulating the conditions of bakeries.  Numerous people complained of s...
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New and Noteworthy – The Last of the Doughboys

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:11The Last of the Doughboys by Richard RubinCall Number: StLib Stacks D639.V48 U67 2013 LIB USE ONLYISBN: 9780547554433Publication Date: 2013-05-21 From Publisher: In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventually he managed to find...
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Witchcraft in Connecticut

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:38 With Halloween is fast approaching, it's a good time to look at one of the darker parts of Connecticut history. Everyone has heard of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials, which occurred in 1692-1693. Lesser known, however, is Connecticut's history of witchcraft cases, which occurred earlier in the seventeenth century. Belief in witchcraft was pervasiv...
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AmeriCorps

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:37AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps 20th AnniversarySeptember 12, 2014 AmeriCorps concluded their 20th Anniversary celebration.The anniversary site includes video, documents and much more.I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.Faced with apathy, I will take acti...
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Constitution Day – September 21 (2014)

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:14Constitution DayU.S. Constitution that is!Whether you are looking for a current edition of "CONAN" - the annotated edition of the Constitution of the United States, or an 1829 view of the Constitution of the United States of America, the Connecticut State Library can help with your research. You can search our catalog using the subject headings Constit...
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New and Noteworthy – A Graveyard Preservation Primer

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:07A Graveyard Preservation Primer, 2nd editionby Lynette Strangstad Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, [2013] ©2013StLib Stacks NB1855 .S77 2013 Part of American Association for State and Local History book seriesAn updated edition of a resource for those who seek to protect and preserve historic graveyards. Discussion of technological changes include those...
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Please to Remember the 6th of September

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 14:22 Burning of New London and Battle of Groton HeightsThe Treachery of Native Son Benedict Arnold So reviled is Benedict Arnold in his hometown of Norwich and New London County, that to this day his name is used as a curse. In the 1800s it was common to see events where Benedict Arnold was burned in effigy - and the practice has been revised with a modern tw...
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