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

  • Women's Gathering & ArtWalk Artist Talk: Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

    Please join us on the ArtWalk for our Women's Gathering & ArtWalk Artist talk with Marilyn Parkinson Thrall. Hosted by Amy Barron, HPL Board Member and Cate Grady Benson, HPL Corporator. Light refreshments will be served...Read More..

    Draw a Hartford History Maker Exhibition

    Enjoy a selection of community-created portraits of African American change-makers in the City of Hartford at the Albany Branch Library selected by Albany Branch staff...Read More..

    The Ruby McCollum Story & the #MeToo Movement

    In this season of the #MeToo movement, what effect has sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct had on Black women and women of color? Join us to view the documentary on the Ruby McCollum story & discuss the topic with a panel of women from..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..

    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.

    The Poster As Art

    Posters and broadsides, held in the Hartford History Center’s permanent collection, date from mid-18th century to present day and are a vibrant expression of Hartford’s community life...Read More..

  • Standing Up to the Politics of Fear: A Conversation with Shirley Sherrod

    Join us for a conversation with Shirley Sherrod, followed by a book sale and signing of her book, The Courage To Hope...Read More..

    Breaking Barriers

    Enjoy a selection of images and quotes of African American leaders and changemakers who've made a difference across America. ..Read More..

    Encounters: Intrafaith Conflict

    On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War, we invite you to join us for a conversation on the ongoing question of intrafaith conflict and its broader effects. ..Read More..