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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    March / April 2019 Focus: Stories of Incarceration

    Join us for two months of exhibitions and programming around stories of incarceration in the state of Connecticut...Read More..

    Country Acres and Cul-De-Sacs

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    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.

    Hartford Hip Hop: 1981 - 1991

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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..

    Encounters: Spring 2019

    The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encount..Read More..