Holocaust Memorial at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford and plaster model of same sculpture. Elbert Weinberg collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.

  • Hartford Icons

    Love Hartford? The Hartford History Center has original prints of some of Hartford’s best-loved monuments on view for Valentine’s Day...Read More..

    Breaking Barriers

    Join us for a conversation on African American leaders featured in Breaking Barriers, Aetna’s 2017 publication celebrating 35 years of African American leadership in our country. Breaking Barriers features local community change makers Charmaine Cr..Read More..

    Hartford Hip Hop: 1981 - 1991

    View photographs, flyers, newspaper articles, and footage from Hartford's early hip hip scene, with a particular focus on the 1970s and '80s arts organization Peace Train's Breaking and Popping All-Stars and hip hop exhibitions that were curated at R..Read More..

  • Black Heritage Stamp Series Exhibition

    The stamps in the Black Heritage Stamp Series are the longest running United States commemorative stamps. This series began in 1976 honoring the achievements, contributions, and influences of African Americans who helped shaped American culture. This..Read More..

    Meet the HHC Staff & Advisory Committee!

    Meet the dedicated advisory team and staff at the Hartford History Center....working to keep Hartford’s history alive.

    Encounters: Spring 2019

    The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encount..Read More..

  • CT Explored Winter 2018-19

    Don't miss the latest issue of CT Explored that features two articles written by Hartford History Center staff. ..Read More..

    Hartford History Center's Elbert Weinberg Book

    The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library is launching its newest book: In the Grand Tradition, The Enduring Art of Elbert Weinberg, written by graphics curator Nancy Finlay and published by Wesleyan University Press. Purchase your c..Read More..

    Search Our Digital Repository

    Explore the digital collections of Hartford Public Library! Today, the Hartford Collection, housed in the library’s downtown Hartford History Center, is a growing multi-media compilation of hundreds of thousands of items that convey more than 300 y..Read More..