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March 2017

State Library Board Meeting in the Library Reading Room

March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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March 27th at 1 pm in the Reading room.

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April 2017

The Yanks are Coming: Connecticut’s Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I

April 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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(Hartford, CT)- The State of Connecticut will mark the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I and remember Connecticut’s contributions and experiences, at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The commemoration will take place from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Memorial Hall at the State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. The public is invited to attend this commemoration of the centenary of the start of World War I and to pay tribute…

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Matt Warshauer, Steve Thornton, And John Monahan Will Lead A Panel Discussion On What It Means To Commemorate War

April 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Steve Thornton, and John Monahan will be part of a special Third Thursday panel discussion about how we commemorate war on April 20, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. 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 programs relating to the 100th anniversary of World War I. The panel will consider such questions as, Why do we commemorate wars…

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May 2017

Dr. Allison Horrocks will give a presentation on Connecticut’s History of Youth and Recreation During The Progressive Era

May 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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(Hartford)- On May 11, 2017, from 12:00-1:00, PM. Dr. Allison Horrocks will give 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 will discuss the development of recreations and parks in Connecticut during the Progressive Era.   During the Progressive Era, Connecticut was highly regarded by many experts as a pioneering state for its expansive network of parks, playgrounds, and other spaces for…

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Author Laura Macaluso will discuss her latest book, “New Haven in World War I”  

May 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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(Hartford, CT ) Author Laura Macaluso will be the Third Thursday speaker at the Connecticut State Library on May 18, 2017, 12:00-12:45 PM.  She will discuss 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, father of American…

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June 2017

Third Thursday Program, June 15, 2017, Katherine Noonan Will Lead a Discussion on the Poet Wilfred Owen

June 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
free

Poetry has been called a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, and there can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war: hope, fear, exhilaration, humiliation, hatred, and love for those left behind at home and on the battlefield. With a focus on World War I poet, Wilfred Owen, we will look at some of the most powerful poems written during wartime by soldiers.      

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September 2017

The 102nd Infantry Over There: Alan Crane Discusses the History of Connecticut’s Troops in World War One

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Alan Crane, president of the New England Great War Living History Association, will lead a discussion on the History of Connecticut’s Troops in World War One.  

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October 2017

Bringing Research on New England Communities into the 21st Century

October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Bringing Research on New England Native American Communities into the 21st Century

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November 2017

Special Third Thursday Program at the State Capitol: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 102d Infantry Regiment

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 102d Infantry Regiment Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM At the Old Judiciary Room-State Capitol This event is sponsored by the Connecticut State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, the Connecticut Militia Heritage Committee,  the Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs,  and the Connecticut  Military Department.  

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January 2018

Third Thursday Speaker for the month, Diana Ross McCain, author of the new historical novel Thy Children’s Children, will give a talk on the Lyman’s of Lyman Orchards

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Between 1741 and 1871, Lyman men and women established and nurtured a farm and homestead that are owned by descendants to this day. They also took part, often at great personal peril, in political, moral, and economic movements that shaped the course of American history.

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