Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…
A look at the first installment of Yale University Art Gallery’s series of exhibitions exploring how Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness has evolved from America’s first settlers, a diverse and determined people, to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.
By Dani Frank Connecticut Historical Society One Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 236-5621 Hours: Tues to Fri 12 pm – 5 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for […]
Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]
Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]
Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.
Items from Connecticut’s 375th anniversary year have been buried on the grounds of the governor’s residence, to be dug up on the 400th anniversary. Members of the public submitted ideas for items to be included […]