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


Oral History Workshop

Interested in collecting oral histories in your neighborhood? Learn the techniques with public humanities professor and oral history specialist at Williams College, Dr. Annie Valk.
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Encounters: Alchemy & Science

Join us for small group discussion on Alchemy & Science.
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Hartford NAACP 100 Years – Video Teaser

Greater Hartford NAACP celebrates 100 years.
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Wicked Hartford

Join author and activist Stephen Thornton in a discussion of his recently released book, Wicked Hartford.
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Before Salem: CT Witch Hunting 1647-1663

Author Talk & Book Signing with Richard S. Ross III.
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Encounters: The Voting Rights Act

Please join us for a dialogue about the Voting Rights Act and the power of the individual vote. Our discussion will take place in the galleries of the special exhibition 30 for 30.
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When Hartford’s Melting Pot Turned Brown: The Puerto Ricanization of Frog Hollow

Pawlowski shows through photographs that the Puerto Ricanization of Frog Hollow brought a revitalized Park Street, rehabilitated housing, safer streets, political power, and cultural exposure.
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Time To Try Tied Weaves

Every year the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center challenges its members to learn a new structure or technique.
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Get With The Times!

The exhibition celebrates the re-opening of the Hartford Times Building as the centerpiece of the UConn's new downtown campus.
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CT Civilian Conservation Corps: History, Memories & Legacy

Join author and researcher Martin Podskoch for a discussion of his book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy.
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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.