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


Hunting In Wartime Screening

Hunting in Wartime will be screened followed by a Q&A session with the director, Samantha Farinella.
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Hartford NAACP, Celebrating 100 Years: Voices from the Living Presidents

The Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP is celebrating 100 years with a panel of its living presidents.
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Encounters: U.S. Constitution

Join community members in critical small group discussions about the U.S. Constitution.
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Carla Ten Eyck, see real women: really see women

In honor of Women's History Month, the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library celebrates a Hartford-born photographer and her work that asks and answers the question, "when do you feel you are your most beautiful?"
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World War I and America

Hartford Public Library presents a series of programs that are developed and scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917.
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Encounters: Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights

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“Draw a Hartford History-Maker: A Black History Month Community Project”

Featuring portraits of Black Hartford visionaries and changemakers by Hartford area artists of all ages and in all media
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The Tools of Learning–Adult Classes to Improve Reading, Writing and Algebra Skills

Free classes for Hartford adults on how to improve your reading, writing and algebra skills!
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Welcome to the Hartford History Center!

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Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash, featuring Glen MacLeod

Join us for the 21st annual Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash on November 5 at 2:00 pm, from the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens and to benefit Hartford Public Library.
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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.