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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.

  • Hartford History Center’s new scheduled hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. and by appointment.

    For an appointment, please call 860-695-6297 or email hhc@hplct.org..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..

    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..

  • 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..

    Meet the HHC Advisory Committee!

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

    "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..

  • Wellness, Fitness & Sports: Professional Wrestling Legend Bob Backlund

    Hartford Public Library and the Connecticut State Library present an appearance by author and World Wrestling Champion Bob Backlund, in conjunction with this year’s Summer Learning theme of “Wellness, Fitness & Sports!”..Read More..

    Hartford Embraced: Paintings by Ken Kahn

    Opening reception: Thursday, June 9, 6 PM. On display June 9-August 31...Read More..

    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..