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 Staff and Advisory Committee


Bridget Quinn-Carey, Hartford Public Library Chief Executive Officer

Brenda J. Miller, Hartford History Center Executive Director

Jasmin Agosto, Education & Community Outreach Manager

Martha-Rea Nelson, Senior Library Assistant

Jennifer Sharp, Archivist

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Hartford History Center Advisory Committee Members:

Anwar Ahmad, Hartford Public Library Librarian

David Barrett, Hartford Public Library Board of Directors

Jo Champlin Casey, former member of the Hartford Public Library Board of Directors, former fundraising consultant, former v.p. Hartford Hospital

Terry D’Italia, community member

Stephen Goddard, Hartford Public Library Board of Directors, attorney, historian and author

Connie B. Green, Hartford Public Library Board of Directors, attorney and author

Eugene Leach, Ph.D., co-founder of the American Studies program at Trinity College, historian and author

James B. Lyon, attorney and collector

Brenda J. Miller, Hartford History Center Executive Director and Hartford Public Library Chief Cultural Affairs and Public Programming Officer

Jeffrey F.L Partridge, Ph.D., Capital Community College Chair, Humanities Department and Director, Hartford Heritage Project

Lizette Pelletier, Connecticut State Archivist

Cynthia Reik, former member Hartford Public Library Board of Directors and former Hartford Public Schools teacher

Richard J. Ring, Watkinson Library Head Curator, Trinity College

Robert Smith, attorney, strong history and art interest serving on the boards of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Auerbach Library

Charles Teale, former Hartford fire chief, Hartford historian and author

Barbara Ulrich, member of the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford

Gary Wait, archivist, historian and author

Sally Whipple, Old State House Executive Director

Frank Mitchell, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Executive Director

Walter W. Woodward, Connecticut State Historian

R.J. Luke Williams, Hartford Public High School Museum & Archive

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Hours and Locations

Hartford History Center, located on the third floor of the Downtown Hartford Public Library, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.