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

  • Doc Hurley's Legendary Life Now a Book

    A new book on the life of legendary Hartford coach Walter “Doc” Hurley will be celebrated at the Hartford History Center at 5:30 p.m. on January 28 with a special reception honoring book author Charles A. Teale, Sr., the former chief of the Hart..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..

    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..

  • 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..

    Meet the Hartford History Center Staff and Advisory Committee

    Get an introduction to the people keeping Hartford’s history alive.

    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 Through Time" - Exploring Hartford's Past

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

    Portrait of a Hartford Artist

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

    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..