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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.

  • 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..

    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..

  • 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 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..

    "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..

    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..