Repairs at Historic Canaan Railroad Depot on Track Again; Fire Hit in 2001

07/14/14

Repairs at Historic Canaan Railroad Depot on Track Again; Fire Hit in 2001

Quiet negotiations and a letter-writing campaign have led to a compromise that ends a two-year stalemate between the Connecticut Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) and the Housatonic Rail Road. The differences between the two parties delayed long-anticipated repairs to the Canaan Union Depot, a historic 1871 rail station that was partially destroyed by arson in 2001.

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Yale Professor Writing Book on Discovering Roman Settlement in Egypt

07/11/14

Yale Professor Writing Book on Discovering Roman Settlement in Egypt

Colleen Manassa's love of Egypt led her to the banks of the Nile River. There she made a spectacular discovery.

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NW Connecticut History Center Is in Former Office of a Black Panthers Trial Attorney

07/08/14

NW Connecticut History Center Is in Former Office of a Black Panthers Trial Attorney

The Canaan History Center will open its doors for the first time to the public on July 13, providing an opportunity for researchers to delve into the history of the area.

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Ridgefield Mansion Where Houdini Practiced Escapes For Sale; Robert Vaughn Once Owned It

06/27/14

Ridgefield Mansion Where Houdini Practiced Escapes For Sale; Robert Vaughn Once Owned It

Calling Ridgefield’s Sunset Hall a castle might be stretching the definition a bit but with 19,452 square feet, a ballroom, 11 bedrooms, and historic links to the United Nations and Harry Houdini the latest edition to our Connecticut Castle series is certainly fit for a king.

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'Benedict Arnold' the Musical is Ready to Turn Heads

06/23/14

'Benedict Arnold' the Musical is Ready to Turn Heads

A new musical based on the life of the nation's most infamous traitor is taking the stage in his hometown of Norwich.

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