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

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    Meet the HHC Staff & Advisory Committee!

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    The “first American cookbook,” American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was published initially in Hartford in 1796. United Tastes shows how American Cookery—an inexpensive collection of mainly British recipes, interspersed with a few American favo..Read More..

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    New on YouTube: Hartford Public Library's Digital Art Tour

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