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


A Unique Homage to Romare Bearden

The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective (CtFAC) presents a special exhibit that pays homage to the stylistic works of Bearden
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Romare Bearden – Artist, Civil Rights Activist, Harlem Renaissance Legend

Hartford Public Library has been privileged to hold two pieces from one of the greatest visual artists and Civil Rights Activists of the 20th century, Romare Bearden
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“Hartford Through Time” – Exploring Hartford’s Past

Hartford Public Library is pleased to announce the publication of Hartford Through Time, a new release from its Hartford History Center
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Doc Hurley’s Legendary Life Now a Book

A new book on the life of legendary Hartford coach Walter “Doc” Hurley will be celebrated at the Hartford History Center at 5:30 p.m. on January 28 with a special reception honoring book author Charles A. Teale, Sr., the former chief of the Hartford Fire Department.
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CCSU’s Matthew Warshauer discusses “Soldier’s Heart”

Join us for Central Connecticut State University history professor Matthew Warshauer’s presentation on the early identification of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Connecticut soldiers who served in the Civil War.
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(Re)Imagining Hartford: Creating the New City

What if we could time travel to visit the Hartford of the future? What would it look like? What issues will be solved and which will still need to be addressed? We can take a sneak peek at the new city—the city Hartford will become—by looking at innovative organizations
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Education in Place: Hartford’s Urban Learning Environment

Schools and libraries are central elements of Hartford’s built environment, and this forum explores how the educational spaces in our communities impact our learning experiences
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An Evening with Darko Tresnjak

Tony Award-Winning Director Discusses the Power of the Graphic Novel at Oct. 23 Hartford Public Library Special Event
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The Logbooks Book Launch at HPL Oct. 9

Independent historian and writer Anne Farrow will launch her new book The Logbooks: Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory with a party and a reading at the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library on Thursday, October 9.
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Hartford History Center Receives National Leadership Grant

The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) announced Thursday that Hartford Public Library (HPL) is the recipient of its National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, HPL is one of only 6 public libraries across the country to receive the award totaling $37,147
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Hartford History Center, located on the third floor of the Downtown Hartford Public Library, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.