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

Exhibits

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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“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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Elements of Creation — Sarah Paolucci — Artwalk Opening Reception, Friday, April 1, 2016, 6 pm

In this exhibit of oil paintings, artist Sarah Paolucci focuses on hands of artists/musicians/craftpersons.
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Venture Smith Exhibit at Hartford History Center — October 24, 2015 — February 29, 2016

Hartford History Center, in partnership with the Documenting Venture Smith Project, is proud to present Making Freedom—The Life of Venture Smith: In His Own Voice, an exhibit that tells the story of a unique American, originally an African prince who was enslaved in the 18th century by New England traders, labored in bondage for 25 years, purchased his own freedom, wrote a narrative of his life and became a respected businessman in Connecticut.
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Images of Hartford, 1865-1955, August 25 – September 30, 2015

Highlights include the origins of the Fuller Brush company on Park Street, the 1885 location of the Aetna Insurance Company on State Street, the Hartford Post Office on the East lawn of the Old State House and the home of poet Lydia Sigourney.
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Opposite Sides of the World – Connecticut to Singapore: Paintings by Janette Maxey

This exhibition is compares and contrasts people, places, and everyday objects in Singapore and Connecticut. This series of gouache paintings tells a story of these two places.
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