Third Thursday Speaker Katherine Noonan Presents: Wilfred Owen

(Hartford, CT) Katherine Noonan  read and discussed poems that were written by Wilfred Owen, a famous poet from the World War I era.  Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and considered to be one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings about the human experience during the war. Through his poetry, he exp...
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Third Thursday: Author Laura Macaluso “New Haven in World War I”

(Hartford, CT ) Author Laura Macaluso discussed her latest book, New Haven in World War I. During World War I, New Haven, Connecticut was a hive of wartime activity. The city hummed with munition production from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, while food conservation campaigns, canning kitchens, and book drives contributed to the war effort. Meanwhile, Walter Camp, fathe...
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Help Bring History Alive for Kids, Funding The History on the Move Project

The Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History need your help!!    The Museum of Connecticut History is filled with plenty of cool artifacts but not every school can get their students to Hartford to see many of these treasures first hand. By helping us refurbish our old bookmobile, our Museum Curator can load it up with fascinating artifacts for dis...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Dr. Allison Horrocks

(Hartford)- On May 11, 2017, from 12:00-1:00, PM. Dr. Allison Horrocks gave a presentation on Connecticut's history of youth and recreation in the Progressive Era, at the Connecticut State Library, in the Museum of Connecticut History. Dr. Horrocks discussed the development of recreations and parks in Connecticut during the Progressive Era.     During the Progres...
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Third Thursday Presentation: What it Means to Commemorate War

(Hartford, CT) – Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Steve Thornton, and John Monahan were part of a special Third Thursday panel discussion about how we commemorate war. The event was held on April 20, 2017, at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Libraries, museums and archives around Connecticut (and around the country) continue to develop and offer exhibits and ...
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Connecticut’s Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, Thursday, April 6, 2017

(Hartford, CT)- The State of Connecticut marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I and remembered Connecticut’s contributions and experiences. The event was held at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The commemoration took place at 11:00 AM in Memorial Hall at the State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. The public ...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

 (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Cora Belden Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the ...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Gilbert Hernandez Black

Former Negro League Baseball Player Gilbert Hernandez Black was the Third Thursday guest speaker at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106. Mr. Black played baseball in Stamford, Connecticut at Stamford High school in 1955.  He later played for the West Palm Beach Indians, a Florida State League affiliate of the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, and also for...
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Newly Digitized Historic Newspaper Tells about the Fight for African American Civil Rights in Connecticut, 1894-1904

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Date: February 27, 2017    (HARTFORD)- Librarians digitizing the New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier (1880-1907) have come upon approximately three dozen news stories about an important African American organization called the State Sumner League of Connecticut.  Founded on August 22, 1894, the State Sumner League of Connecticut...
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