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.
Celebrating the Origin of Santa and Three Centuries of Christmas at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield.
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield has a knack for bringing history to life, and Christmas is a perfect time to exhibit its talents. The museum’s three period homes are currently decked in holiday splendor with doors open for tours through Jan. 6. According to Julie Winkel, part of the museum’s creative team headed by executive director Charles T. Lyle, this year’s holiday display was inspired by renowned artist Thomas Nast’s images of a “modern-day” friendly Santa who traveled by sleigh propelled by eight flying reindeer. “When Clement Moore penned the words, ‘Twas the night before Christmas…’ in 1822,' he could not have imagined the...
There's more to Wooster Square than just world-class pizza.
Although it's been 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and more than 75 since the 35th President of the United States attended Wallingford's Choate Rosemary Hall, his presence is still felt on campus.
Bethel author Thomas J. Craughwell discusses one of the lesser-known and unusual incidents in U.S. presidential history: the failed plot to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln.
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