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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.

  • New on YouTube: Hartford Public Library's Digital Art Tour

    Embark on a virtual tour of Hartford Public Library's collection of visual art...Read More..

    Beyond Words, The Shop at Hartford Public Library offers unique shopping experience

    Our products are reflective of the treasured icons of our past and the vibrant art of the present found in our libraries...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..

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    Meet the HHC Advisory Committee!

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

    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..

  • ArtWalk - Expressions in Sound and Motion

    Celebrating the African cultural experience and drawing attention to social themes common to all, Robertson demonstrates a sense of intimacy and empathy with the people and scenes he depicts...Read More..

    Venture Smith Exhibit at Hartford History Center -- October 24, 2015 — February 29, 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..

    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..