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

  • Encounters: Fall 2018

    SAVE THE DATES for the Fall 2018 Encounters series presented by the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and UConn Humanities Institute...Read More..

    Hartford History Center's Elbert Weinberg Book

    The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library is launching its newest book: In the Grand Tradition, The Enduring Art of Elbert Weinberg, written by graphics curator Nancy Finlay and published by Wesleyan University Press. Purchase your c..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..

  • ArtWalk: EQUANIMITY, Andrew Reardon

    Reardon shows images of life and landscape in Nepal and an experimental 20 minute looped documentary film during his time spent in Nepal as a part of an artist residency...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.

    Encounters Conference

    Encounters: The Conference is a forum where publicly-engaged research meets practice...Read More..

  • In the Public Realm: Hartford Public Library, 125 Years

    125 years ago, on May 9, 1893, with a majority vote by the Connecticut General Assembly, the Hartford Library Association became Hartford Public Library. Nurtured by a progressive library board and staff, and sustained by the city it serves, the Libr..Read More..

    ArtWalk Book Club: The Book of Equanimity

    Join Dr. Brandon Nappi, spiritual teacher, speaker, writer, and founder/executive director of Copper Beech Institute, in a discussion of select zen koans from The Book of Equanimity...Read More..

    Beyond Words

    Beyond Words is Hartford Public Library’s annual signature fundraising event. The Library goes beyond words, every day, with diverse and transformative programs and services for our community...Read More..