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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    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..

    Breaking Barriers, A Discussion

    Join us for a conversation on African American leaders featured in Breaking Barriers, Aetna’s 2017 publication celebrating 35 years of African American leadership in America, featuring Charmaine Craig, a.k.a. Hartford’s Tree Lady, and Patricia Ke..Read More..

    United Tastes

    The “first American cookbook,” American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was published initially in Hartford in 1796. United Tastes shows how American Cookery—an inexpensive collection of mainly British recipes, interspersed with a few American favo..Read More..

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    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..

    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.

    Encountering the American Gothic

    Join us for small group discussions on the art and writings of Edward Gorey in the gallery of his exhibition...Read More..

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

    Encounters: Citizen

    Join us for small group discussions about everyday acts of racism in American society with selections of Hartford Public Library’s Big Read book for 2018, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine...Read More..

    Hartford Community Centennial Celebration

    Please join Hartford City Council Member Cynthia Jennings, Donna Campbell, and the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library in the Center for Contemporary Culture on Saturday, March 10, to honor six African American institutions in thy City..Read More..