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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.

  • A Unique Homage to Romare Bearden

    The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective (CtFAC) presents a special exhibit that pays homage to the stylistic works of Bearden..Read More..

    Romare Bearden - Artist, Civil Rights Activist, Harlem Renaissance Legend

    Hartford Public Library has been privileged to hold two pieces from one of the greatest visual artists and Civil Rights Activists of the 20th century, Romare Bearden..Read More..

    March 4th Event Explores Paris Terror Attacks and Modern Issues Facing Fundamental Freedom

    The deadly January attack on the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo has heightened passions and concerns around freedom of speech and religious sensitivity throughout the world. A March 4 event will launch a year of special programming..Read More..

  • Doc Hurley's Legendary Life Now a Book (video)

    Watch as the new book on the life of legendary Hartford coach Walter “Doc” Hurley is celebrated at the Hartford Public Library with and book author Charles A. Teale, Sr., the former chief of the Hartford Fire Department...Read More..

    Meet the HHC Advisory Committee!

    Meet the staff at the Hartford Public Library keeping Hartford’s history alive.

    Portrait of a Hartford Artist

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

    CT Fiber Art Collective Honors Romare Bearden (video)

    CtFAC has created a collection of works in textiles, fiber, mixed media and surface design celebrating and recognizing one of the greatest visual artists of the 20th century..Read More..

    World War I Images on Display in the Hartford History Center

    The papers of Dr. Jerome Pierce Webster (Trinity College Class of 1910) present a unique perspective on the organization and operation of prisoner of war camps in Germany during the Great War. As a special assistant to the American Ambassador in Ber..Read More..