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

  • Collection Spotlight: Photographs

    Many people come to the History Center hoping to get a glimpse of Hartford in years past. We have several photograph collections that can help them do just that. To make it easier for patrons to browse our collections, most of the photographs have be..Read More..

    Geer's - Exploring Hartford

    Known affectionately and simply as “Geer’s,” Geer’s Hartford City Directories were published annually for nearly 140 years..Read More..

    Collection spotlight: 1767 Almanac

    One of the strengths of the Hartford History Center is our collection of pamphlets. This almanac from 1767 is among the earliest pieces in the collection. While the primary function of an almanac was as a calendar,..Read More..

  • Those Missing Faces

    In April 2012, the Hartford Public Library put on permanent display “The Early History of Hartford” by the renowned painter and Pulitzer Prize winner Rudolph Zallinger in its The American Place (located on the Main Floor)..Read More..

    Come Explore!

    Come explore the Hartford History Center. This is a great first stop to find out about everything that is offered at the Hartford History Center.

    Remembering the Hartford Circus Fire 70 years later

    Even after 70 years, the tragedy of the Hartford Circus Fire haunts the city still. Having raged through the July 6, 1944, performance of.....Read More..

  • The Legacy of Horace Wells

    The science of modern dentistry produced significant advancements in procedures and instrument design in the years 1650-1850..Read More..

    Portrait of a Hartford Artist

    Hartford Public Library is now home to four Elbert Weinberg original sculptures - and by no mere coincidence...Read More..

    The Circus Fire Remembrance (Video)

    On Tuesday, July 8, the Hartford History Center remembered the survivors and victims of the tragic circus fire of 1944..Read More..