Holocaust Memorial at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford and plaster model of same sculpture. Elbert Weinberg collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.
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..
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..
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..
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..
Meet the Hartford History Center Staff and Advisory Committee
Get an introduction to the people keeping Hartford’s history alive.
Hartford History Center Receives National Leadership Grant
The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) announced Thursday that Hartford Public Library (HPL) is the recipient of its National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, HPL is one of only 6 public libraries acros..Read More..
An Evening with Darko Tresnjak
Tony Award-Winning Director Discusses the Power of the Graphic Novel at Oct. 23 Hartford Public Library Special Event..Read More..
The Link Between Genius and Madness
Award-winning journalist and biographer Joshua C. Kendall will examine the life of American lexicographer Noah Webster – and the possibility that his extraordinary accomplishments were inspired by a touch of madness..Read More..
Education in Place: Hartford’s Urban Learning Environment
Schools and libraries are central elements of Hartford’s built environment, and this forum explores how the educational spaces in our communities impact our learning experiences..Read More..