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

  • Poets on Poetry Series with the Connecticut Poetry Society

    The Connecticut Poetry Society continues its monthly poetry book group discussions this fall and meets on the last Saturday of the month at the downtown library from 10:15am-12:15pm. Poets on Poetry is free and open to the public. For further i..Read More..

    "Hartford Through Time" On Sale Now!

    Hartford Public Library is pleased to offer "Hartford Through Time", a publication of its Hartford History Center. To purchase, read on.....Read More..

    Hartford Artisans Weaving Center Exhibit Returns!

    August 31—October 31, 2016 ---The HAWC is back with a stunning show of the "plain weave" technique, featured at the Hartford History Center on the 3rd floor at 500 Main Street...Read More..

  • Hartford History Center’s new scheduled hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. and by appointment.

    For an appointment, please call 860-695-6297 or email More..

    Meet the HHC Advisory Committee!

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

    The Tools of Learning--Adult Classes to Improve Reading, Writing and Algebra Skills

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  • 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..

    Beyond Words, The Shop at Hartford Public Library offers unique shopping experience

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    Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash, featuring author Paul Mariani

    Join us for the 21st annual Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash on November 5 at 2:00 pm, from the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens and to benefit Hartford Public Library. ..Read More..