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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.

  • The Link Between Genius and Madness

    Award-winning journalist and biographer Joshua C. Kendall will examine the life of American lexicographer Noah Webster – and the possibility that his extraordinary accomplishments were inspired by a touch of madness..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..

    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..

  • Portrait of a Hartford Artist

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

  • Education in Place: Hartford’s Urban Learning Environment

    Schools and libraries are central elements of Hartford’s built environment, and this forum explores how the educational spaces in our communities impact our learning experiences..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..

    (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..