2017 Third Thursday Fall Schedule

Fall 2017 Third Thursday Schedule   September 21, 2017 President of the New England Great War Living Museum Alan Crane will lead a discussion on the             The 102nd Infantry over There. October 19, 2017 Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa will discuss their work with the Yale Indian Papers Project to gather New England Native American primary source materials ...
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Fall 2017 WWI Digitization Days

    (Hartford, CT)- Somewhere in France in 1918, a Yankee Division soldier named Frank Rivers, a 23-year old from New Haven, took shelter in a cave after a long march. He collapsed, exhausted, onto a bunk carved into the wall of the cave. As he lay there, he noticed a newspaper sticking out of a crevasse in the wall. He contemplated whether or not he had the strengt...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017   Contact:    Christine Pittsley (860) 757-6517 Christine.pittsley@ct.gov  Robert Kinney (860) 757-6668  Robert.kinney@ct.gov                           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...
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Remembering World War I- Avon “Hears the Call”

(Hartford, CT ) 2017 year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country's entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Avon Free Public Library will be working with the Remembering World War One project at the Connecticut State Library, to gather old photos, documents, mementos and other materials from the war to digitize an...
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Remembering World War I – New Britain “Hears the Call”

        (Hartford, CT) 2017 year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the New Britain Industrial Museum will be working with the Remembering World War One project at the Connecticut State Library to gather old photos, documents, mementos and other mater...
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Members of the Vintage Dance Society will perform Popular Dances from the World War I Era, at the State Library’s Third Thursdays Program

Marc Casslar and Martha Griffin, members of the Vintage Dance Society of CT’s performance arm ‘Polite Society, will discuss and recreate some of the most popular dances from the World War I era on June 16, from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm, at the Connecticut State Library. The duo will be performing the Ragtime dances like the Tango, Waltz, Hesitation, Blues, Foxtrot and Castle Walk. The...
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New and Noteworthy – The Last of the Doughboys

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:11 The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin Call Number: StLib Stacks D639.V48 U67 2013 LIB USE ONLY ISBN: 9780547554433 Publication Date: 2013-05-21   From Publisher: In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventuall...
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