New Book on Bridgeport's Gen. Tom Thumb Sheds Light on Celebrity in the 19th Century

01/24/14

New Book on Bridgeport's Gen. Tom Thumb Sheds Light on Celebrity in the 19th Century

Now that Bridgeport's historic Barnum Museum is being "re-envisioned," Eric Lehman's comprehensive biography of the city's most famous celebrity seems particularly timely.

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Shades of Downton Abbey: Irish Domestics in Connecticut

01/16/14

Shades of Downton Abbey: Irish Domestics in Connecticut

The popular PBS program inspires a look at the real history of domestic servitude in Connecticut.

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Wicked Winter Storms From Connecticut's Past

01/03/14

Wicked Winter Storms From Connecticut's Past

As we suffer through the first storm of the season, here's an opportunity to look back on some memorable blizzards in Connecticut's history.

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"Through a Different Lens: Three CT Women Photographers" Offers a New Perspective

01/02/14

"Through a Different Lens: Three CT Women Photographers" Offers a New Perspective

Connecticut history from a women's perspective is on display in this new exhibition at the Connecticut Historical Society.

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2014 Marks a Century From a Year That Changed the World, 1914

12/30/13

2014 Marks a Century From a Year That Changed the World, 1914

While World War I dominated the news, in other world affairs, the Panama Canal was officially opened after a decade of work--and Babe Ruth made his debut with the Red Sox.

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