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

  • 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..

    Hartford Heroes: John B. Stewart, Jr. Talks about His Book, "Hard Climb Up the Ladder"

    In July 2015, John B. Stewart Jr. was at the Hartford Public Library discussing his memoir. View a video of his conversation with Stan Simpson...Read More..

    Video of "Does History Matter" Program

    On May 20, 2015, the Hartford Public Library hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with the Connecticut Forum on the topic "Does History Matter."..Read More..

  • Visiting the Hartford History Center, Part IV

    This is the final installment in our special series for American Archives Month. We welcome any further questions you may have. Please email or call us (860.695.6297) anytime. We will respond during our open hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 1-5PM...Read More..

    Meet the HHC Advisory Committee!

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

    Venture Smith Exhibit at Hartford History Center -- October 24, 2015 — January 15, 2016

    Hartford History Center, in partnership with the Documenting Venture Smith Project, is proud to present Making Freedom—The Life of Venture Smith: In His Own Voice, an exhibit that tells the story of a unique American, originally an African prince w..Read More..

  • "Hartford Through Time" On Sale Now!

    Hartford Public Library is pleased to announce the publication of Hartford Through Time, a new release from its Hartford History Center..Read More..

    Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years—Author Talk with Franz Douskey -- December 10, 2015—6:00 PM

    In recognition of the 100th birthday of the 'Chairman of the Board', Connecticut writer Franz Douskey recounts the decades-long relationship of Tony Consiglio, founder of Sally’s Pizza in New Haven, and Frank Sinatra...Read More..

    Voodoo Marasa (Roots and Spirits) Exhibit by Haitain Artist Pierre Sylvain - October 30 to December 8

    Please join us for the opening reception of the new exhibit Voodoo Marasa (Roots and Spirits) by Haitian artist Pierre Sylvain, on Friday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m...Read More..