World War One Day at The Connecticut State Library

(Hartford, CT)- Sergeant Raymond Queenin, a New Britain soldier with Company E, 102nd Infantry Regiment, wrote after the war “I was scared stiff, but I was afraid to show it. I saw so many killed that I lost all fear of death. My only fear was the thought of how the folks at home would receive notice of my death.” It is words like these, along with the photos, letters, document...
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Third Thursday Presentation: 1818 Constitutional Convention

Author and Historian Douglas Arnold gave a talk on the 1818 Constitutional Convention, and the political aftermath, including fiscal reform. In 1818, enough dissenters from the Congregational Church organized to unseat the Federalist Party (the traditional party of the Congregationalist) in Connecticut. Consequently, the newly empowered state republicans called for a constituti...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Richard Radune Presented Sound Rising: Long Island Sound

Author Richard Radune gave a talk on his latest book, Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America’s Struggle for Independence on September 20, 2018, at the Connecticut State Library.  The Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean lying between the eastern shores of Bronx County, New York City, southern Westchester County, Connecticut to the nort...
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