Third Thursday: Deborah Child Video Stream

Author Deborah Child led a discussion based on her book “Soldier, Engraver, Forger: Richard Brunton’s Life on the Fringe in America’s New Republic”, on May 19, from 12:00 pm-12: 45 pm, at the Connecticut State Library. This biography retraces Richard Brunton’s steps from the time of his arrival with the British Army in Boston in 1774, through the various battles he fought, unti...
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Ray Bendici Third Thursday Video Stream

Ray Bendici presented excerpts from his latest book, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Connecticut History, on April 21, 2016.  The book features 15 short biographies of Connecticut’s most notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Constitution State.  From murderers and charming criminals to ruthless industrialists and l...
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Anthony Riccio Third Thursday Video Stream

Author and Photographer Anthony Riccio lead a Discussion on his book titled “Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut” (Hartford)  Anthony Riccio has collected stories and photographs of Connecticut’s first and second generation Italian immigrants for nearly a decade.  On Thursday March 17th 2016 , he led  a discussion about his book titled “Far...
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Whitney Battle-Baptiste Third Thursday Video Stream

Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center Whitney Battle-Baptiste, discussed  W.E.B, Du Bois’s connection to Hartford, CT  February 18, 2016.William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois was a leading African-American sociologist, writer, and activist. He was also a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and editor of its magazine. D...
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Third Thursday: Dave Corrigan

Dave Corrigan, Curator of the Museum of Connecticut History presented an insight into the Goodwin Brothers Pottery in West Hartford 1870-1929.The southeastern part of West Hartford sits atop a huge clay deposit. From the 18th through the 20th centuries, enterprising residents turned clay into a wide variety of products—including utilitarian red ware pieces, art pottery and bric...
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Third Thursday: Dennis Mannion

The Battle of Khe Sanh began on January 21, 1968, when forces from the People’s Army of North Vietnam carried out a massive artillery bombardment on the U.S. Marine Garrison at Khe Sanh, located in northwest South Vietnam near the Laotian border. For the next 77 days, U.S. Marines and their South Vietnamese allies fought off an intense siege of the Garrison in one of the longes...
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Third Thursday: Edward Gutierrez Ph. D.

Third Thursdays at the Connecticut State Library. Discussion with author Edward A. Gutierrez (Connecticut Archives Month) October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pmIn observance of Connecticut Archives Month, Edward Gutierrez gave a presentation on interesting finds in the Connecticut State Library Archives which lead to his latest book Doughboys on the Great War. Edward Gutierrez receiv...
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Third Thursday: Judge Jon C. Blue

Third Thursdays at the Connecticut State Library: “The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity: Trials from the New Haven colony 1619-1663”, Book discussion with Judge Jon C. Blue Video of the presentation on September 17 2015   Judge Jon C. Blue Judge Jon C. Blue, became a Superior Court Judge in 1989 and presides over criminal trials in New Haven. He has written sever...
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Third Thursdays Programs at the State Library

  During the months of September through November and January through June, the Connecticut State Library and Museum of Connecticut History have special programs that are free and open to the public in the Museum of Connecticut History.  The Third Thursday Brownbag Lunchtime Speaker Series features a variety of speakers on different aspects of Connecticut history.  All att...
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