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October 2016

CT State Historian Walter Woodward will give a talk on one of Connecticut’s most popular governors, Governor John Dempsey at the State Library

October 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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(Hartford, CT) In celebration of American Archives Month, Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward will lead a discussion on one of Connecticut's most popular governors , Governor John Dempsey on October 20,  2016, from 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., at the Connecticut State Library.  Walter Woodward's talk is based on his research at the State Library, in preparation for the centenary commemoration celebration of Governors Dempsey's birth in Cahir, Ireland. The Cahir Social and Historical Society marked the centenary of the… Continue Reading CT State Historian Walter Woodward will give a talk on one of Connecticut’s most popular governors, Governor John Dempsey at the State Library

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Dr. Matthew Warshauer will lead a brief discussion on The “Meanness” of past political elections in the United States

October 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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  (Hartford, CT) Negative political campaigns are nothing new, but what can citizens do to make them better?  On Friday, October 28, join a pre-election Conversation at Noon that touches on current efforts to increase voter participation and strengthen Connecticut through greater civic engagement.  Dr. Matthew Warshauer from Central Connecticut State University will start the program with a brief discussion on the “meanness” of past political elections in the United States, particularly the contests of 1800 and 1828.  Rather than… Continue Reading Dr. Matthew Warshauer will lead a brief discussion on The “Meanness” of past political elections in the United States

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November 2016

Museum of Connecticut History, Dave Corrigan will give a talk on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Border Campaign

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Following the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various factions vied for political and military control and there were many cross-border raids into Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.  On 9 March 1916, General Pancho Villa raided Columbus, NM, killing numerous civilians as well as U.S. soldiers stationed at Camp Furlong.  President Woodrow Wilson ordered Gen. John J. Pershing to pursue Villa into Mexico and capture him.  Wilson also federalized the National Guard, ordering 150,000 soldiers to secure the 2,000-mile long U.S.-Mexican border. … Continue Reading Museum of Connecticut History, Dave Corrigan will give a talk on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Border Campaign

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March 2017

Third Thursday Presentation from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, Connecticut Women and War

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved. 

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State Library Board Meeting in the Library Reading Room

March 27 @ 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 @ 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… Continue Reading The Yanks are Coming: Connecticut’s Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I

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

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

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

May 18 @ 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… Continue Reading Author Laura Macaluso will discuss her latest book, “New Haven in World War I”  

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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 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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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