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


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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The Link Between Genius and Madness

Award-winning journalist and biographer Joshua C. Kendall will examine the life of American lexicographer Noah Webster – and the possibility that his extraordinary accomplishments were inspired by a touch of madness
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The Legacy of Horace Wells

The science of modern dentistry produced significant advancements in procedures and instrument design in the years 1650-1850
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The Circus Fire Remembrance (Video)

On Tuesday, July 8, the Hartford History Center remembered the survivors and victims of the tragic circus fire of 1944
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Geer’s – Exploring Hartford

Known affectionately and simply as “Geer’s,” Geer’s Hartford City Directories were published annually for nearly 140 years
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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.