CTM 50 main.jpg

It’s Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, so throughout 2021 we're looking back through our archives from each month and remembering some of the moments that have helped shaped our state.

July cover gallery

1975-07-July.jpg

Changing societal norms made sex and infidelity hot topics in the 1970s, as in this July 1975 cover story which promised to reveal “what to do about a stale mate.”

1976-07-July.jpg

For the country’s 200th birthday in July 1976, Issac Asimov gave us a peek ahead to the tricentennial in a science fiction story titled “July 4, 2076.”

1986-07-Aug.jpg

Rodney Dangerfield finally got some long-overdue respect as the interview subject and cover model for our July 1986 issue.


Stories from the archives

This month we’re taking a look at past stories about some of the unique communities that exist, or have existed, within our borders.

Connecticut’s two most prominent Native tribes are explored in Rebirth of a Nation (November 1988), about the Pequot tribe’s return from near-extinction just years before … and The Elder (August 1992), a profile of Gladys Tantaquidgeon, “the spiritual leader of the Mohegan Nation.”

And we also look at two multicultural settlements — Sanctuary (January 1993) is a look at the legend surrounding The Lighthouse, an outpost consisting of “society’s misfits” that is said to have thrived for a time in Barkhamsted starting around 200 years ago … and Village of Light (June 2011) profiles the still-extant “oasis of tolerance and acceptance” located in South Norwalk called Village Creek.

These and more articles from Connecticut Magazine's history can be found at connecticutmag.com/archives