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On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
Tags: Karl Marx, Trials, Central Park, Judges, Lipitor (drug)
Diana's Pool One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
Hartford CourantNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA plans to award 928 grants totaling $77.17 million to not-for-profit organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance,...
Tags: Connecticut College, Arts, Artists, Opera (genre), Middletown
There's a vast and unknown world of goods and secret cubbyholes at the CHS's 1928 house on Elizabeth Street in Hartford, where inventor Curtis H. Veeder once lived. Beginning Jan. 14, and every second Saturday thereafter, they'll be inviting people in...
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year. That's the word from the...
There's a beautiful new exhibit at Connecticut Historical Society, "A Tradition of Craft," which shows antique furniture, and the work of contemporary furniture makers who try to preserve the old styles. Read my story here.
Contemporary woodworkers show off historical techniques at the Connecticut Historical Society in HartfordWho said furniture isn't sexy? Check out these two chairs, one from the present day (left, made in 2009 by John Rexroad) and one from the past (right, crafted in 1781 by Eliphalet Chapin). All summer long, the Connecticut Historical Society pairs the work...
Barry H. Landau, whom authorities call the mastermind behind a scheme to swipe American treasures from museums throughout the Mid-Atlantic, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal theft and conspiracy charges that prosecutors now characterize as the...
The Hartford CourantBob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762. But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
Tags: Florence Griswold, Arts, Middletown, Trumbull, Long Island
Editorial"An act of barbarism" is how Hartford architect Tyler Smith describes plans to destroy landmark buildings on CIGNA's campus in Bloomfield. In a persuasive Commentary article on Sunday, Mr. Smith pleads for the preservation of what he calls ``perhaps the...
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