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

  • 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..

    ArtWalk Book Club: The Hours

    Join us for our quarterly Book Club that will explore a book thematically connected to the current ArtWalk exhibition. Our book selection will be The Hours by Michael Cunningham...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..

  • Hartford Historical Views

    “Historical Hartford Views” features acrylic landscapes painted by Hartford artist TR Colletta in 1980...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.

    ArtWalk Opening: Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

    Please join us on the ArtWalk for the opening of our latest ArtWalk exhibit: "The Dress / Memory and Metaphor" by Marilyn Parkinson Thrall...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..

    Oral History Workshop 2

    Interested in collecting oral histories in your neighborhood? Learn the techniques with public humanities professor and oral history specialist at Williams College, Dr. Annie Valk...Read More..

    Draw a Hartford History Maker Exhibition Opening

    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..