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

  • Standing Up to the Politics of Fear: A Conversation with Shirley Sherrod

    Join us for a conversation with Shirley Sherrod, followed by a book sale and signing of her book, The Courage To Hope...Read More..

    Encounters: Intrafaith Conflict

    On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War, we invite you to join us for a conversation on the ongoing question of intrafaith conflict and its broader effects. ..Read More..

    Draw a Hartford History Maker Exhibition

    Enjoy a selection of community-created portraits of African American change-makers in the City of Hartford at the Albany Branch Library selected by Albany Branch staff...Read More..

  • The Poster As Art

    Posters and broadsides, held in the Hartford History Center’s permanent collection, date from mid-18th century to present day and are a vibrant expression of Hartford’s community life...Read More..

    Meet the HHC Staff & Advisory Committee!

    Meet the dedicated advisory team and staff at the Hartford History Center....working to keep Hartford’s history alive.

    Women's Gathering & ArtWalk Artist Talk: Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

    Please join us on the ArtWalk for our Women's Gathering & ArtWalk Artist talk with Marilyn Parkinson Thrall. Hosted by Amy Barron, HPL Board Member and Cate Grady Benson, HPL Corporator. Light refreshments will be served...Read More..

  • The Ruby McCollum Story & the #MeToo Movement

    In this season of the #MeToo movement, what effect has sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct had on Black women and women of color? Join us to view the documentary on the Ruby McCollum story & discuss the topic with a panel of women from..Read More..

    Breaking Barriers

    Enjoy a selection of images and quotes of African American leaders and changemakers who've made a difference across America. ..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..