You're invited to this special event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
January 30, noon, attend a free lunchtime lecture on the Myths & Legends of the Emancipation Proclamation at the Old State House. (Bring a brown bag lunch if you like.) Click here for more information or visit ctosh.org.
There’s a Map for That!, our 10th anniversary exhibition about historic Connecticut maps, will be on view at the Old State House, Hartford through March 23. The exhibition showcases large-scale reproductions of historical maps featured in our Spring 2012 issue and explores the many different kinds of maps: From tourism to waging war, there’s a map for that!
Manchester Historical Society: April 14 - June 30, 2013
Fairfield Historical Society: opening in August 2013
For more information on the Old State House, visit
We're celebrating our 10th anniversary all year with great issues and special events.
Join Bill Hosley on September 24th for a day-long bus tour of Civil War treasure troves in Connecticut. The tour is sponsored by
To hear Bill talking about the upcoming tour, listen in to Where We Live
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Senator Toni Harp, the Amistad Committee, Inc., the Connecticut Freedom Trail Committee, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism gathered at the state capitol February 17th to launch the new and improved Web site for the Connecticut Freedom Trail. The Connecticut Freedom Trail includes over 130 sites that tell the story of the struggle for freedom and dignity of Connecticut's African American citizens. The new Web site,
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“Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art and Family 1740-1840” is now on view at the Connecticut Historical Society. As art, the needlework pictures and useful household objects in the show burst with color and imaginitive design. As history, these objects reveal evidence of the lives and times of the women who set those countless stitches into cloth. Curator Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer writes a feature story for Connecticut Explored's upcoming Winter issue on the topic.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford. For more information on the exhibition and an October 30th one-day conference, visit
The Florence Griswold Museum presents “With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Needlework of the Connecticut River Valley,” on view through January 30, 2011. The Connecticut River Valley reaching into Massachusetts was one of the most important centers in America for the teaching and production of embroidered pictures by young women during the late 18th and early 19thcenturies. Guest curated by schoolgirl-needlework experts Carol and Steve Huber, this exhibition of embroideries, watercolor sketches, and portraits draws extensively on works from private collections, many never previously shown publicly.
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme. For more information, visit
Many museums decorate to the hilt for the holidays. From decorated trees to train displays, there are wonderful treats in store for you at a museum near you. We've got a list
Also be sure to read about the Civil War commemoration events that are up-and-coming for the spring! Visit our
Read about patriot Governor Trumbull in the current issue and celebrate his 300th birthday in Lebanon, Connecticut.
On November 14th, hear state historian Walter Woodward speak about Connecticut’s Western Lands at the Lebanon Historical Society. For more information contact the Lebanon Historical Society & Visitor Center at (860) 642-6579.
On December 14th, participate in the tree lighting on the town green, and enjoy open-house offerings at the various Trumbull museum sites.
On December 11th, Wreaths Across America ceremonies will take place at both the Trumbull Cemetery and the Town Hall—sponsored by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Legion Post 180, respectively. CTDAR Governor Jonathan Trumbull House & Wadsworth Stable, 169 West Town Street, Lebanon. For more information visit www.GovTrumbullHouseDAR.org or call (860) 429-7194 .
Hartford Public Library has a terrific exhibition from its historic Hartford Collection on view in the library's ArtWalk Gallery, and in the Hartford History Center itself, an exhibition of the drawings of artists Richard Welling who passed away just last year. Welling chronicled Hartford's buildings with pen-and-ink drawings for more than 40 years. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information visit