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


Women’s Gathering & ArtWalk Artist Talk: Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

Please join us on the ArtWalk for our Women's Gathering & ArtWalk Artist talk with Marilyn Parkinson Thrall. Hosted by Amy Barron, HPL Board Member and Cate Grady Benson, HPL Corporator. Light refreshments will be served.
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Draw a Hartford History Maker Exhibition

Enjoy a selection of community-created portraits of African American change-makers in the City of Hartford at the Albany Branch Library selected by Albany Branch staff.
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Encountering the American Gothic

Join us for small group discussions on the art and writings of Edward Gorey in the gallery of his exhibition.
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Hartford Historical Views

“Historical Hartford Views” features acrylic landscapes painted by Hartford artist TR Colletta in 1980.
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Breaking Barriers

Enjoy a selection of images and quotes of African American leaders and changemakers who've made a difference across America.
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Barnum & Bailey Circus

In anticipation of the film, The Greatest Showman, the Dwight Branch Library will display historical images of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus courtesy of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library.
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The Poster As Art

Posters and broadsides, held in the Hartford History Center’s permanent collection, date from mid-18th century to present day and are a vibrant expression of Hartford’s community life.
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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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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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