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

  • Collection Spotlight: The Ladies' Scrap-Book

    In the 19th century, Hartford was a major publishing center. Many of the books published during this time are held by the Hartford History Center. They cover a variety of topics, from Homer's The Odyssey, and volumes about the Campaign to Ru..Read More..

    Collection spotlight: 1767 Almanac

    One of the strengths of the Hartford History Center is our collection of pamphlets. This almanac from 1767 is among the earliest pieces in the collection. While the primary function of an almanac was as a calendar,..Read More..

    Collection Spotlight: Photographs

    Many people come to the History Center hoping to get a glimpse of Hartford in years past. We have several photograph collections that can help them do just that. To make it easier for patrons to browse our collections, most of the photographs have be..Read More..

  • Visiting the Hartford History Center, Part II

    Now that you've taken care of the paperwork, you are ready to start researching. Some people arrive knowing exactly what they want to study, others need s..Read More..

    Come Explore!

    Come explore the Hartford History Center. This is a great first stop to find out about everything that is offered at the Hartford History Center.

    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..

  • Collection Spotlight: City Directories

    One of our favorite sources of information is the Hartford city directory. The History Center holds a complete run, from the 1820s (not published annually at that point) to 1979...Read More..

    Visiting the Hartford History Center, Part III

    Everyone is welcome to research in the History Center, regardless of whether you have a clearly defined topic when you first visit. Many times, if you tell us about your interests, we can point you to a collection likely to spark some ideas. Another ..Read More..

    Visiting the Hartford History Center, Part I

    As you may already know, the Hartford History Center is located on the third floor of the downtown Hartford Library. Our room is in the front of the building, toward the ArtWalk (the Youth and Family Services department is on the opposite end of the ..Read More..