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..
(Re)Imagining Hartford: Creating the New City
What if we could time travel to visit the Hartford of the future? What would it look like? What issues will be solved and which will still need to be addressed? We can take a sneak peek at the new city—the city Hartford will become—by looking at ..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..
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..
Meet the Hartford History Center Staff and Advisory Committee
Get an introduction to the people 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..
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..
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..
CCSU's Matthew Warshauer discusses "Soldier's Heart"
Join us for Central Connecticut State University history professor Matthew Warshauer’s presentation on the early identification of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Connecticut soldiers who served in the Civil War...Read More..