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


Hartford Icons

Love Hartford? The Hartford History Center has original prints of some of Hartford’s best-loved monuments on view for Valentine’s Day.
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Breaking Barriers

Join us for a conversation on African American leaders featured in Breaking Barriers, Aetna’s 2017 publication celebrating 35 years of African American leadership in our country. Breaking Barriers features local community change makers Charmaine Craig, a.k.a. Hartford’s Tree Lady, and Patricia Kelly, founder and CEO of the Ebony Horsewomen. Both Hartford women will be joining the Library in conversation about the challenges they faced in making change. The discussion will be moderated by Floyd W. Green, Vice President and head of Community Activation and Local Marketing, Aetna.
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Hartford Hip Hop: 1981 – 1991

View photographs, flyers, newspaper articles, and footage from Hartford's early hip hip scene, with a particular focus on the 1970s and '80s arts organization Peace Train's Breaking and Popping All-Stars and hip hop exhibitions that were curated at Real Art Ways in 1981 and 1991.
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Black Heritage Stamp Series Exhibition

The stamps in the Black Heritage Stamp Series are the longest running United States commemorative stamps. This series began in 1976 honoring the achievements, contributions, and influences of African Americans who helped shaped American culture. This series exhibition has been curated by collector Alicia Labrador of Bridgeport, CT.
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Encounters: Spring 2019

The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives.
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ArtWalk Book Club: The Book of Equanimity

Join Dr. Brandon Nappi, spiritual teacher, speaker, writer, and founder/executive director of Copper Beech Institute, in a discussion of select zen koans from The Book of Equanimity.
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ArtWalk: EQUANIMITY, Andrew Reardon

Reardon shows images of life and landscape in Nepal and an experimental 20 minute looped documentary film during his time spent in Nepal as a part of an artist residency.
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Are you our next ArtWalk artist?

Are YOU our next ArtWalk artist? Submissions are now open through November 1, 2018 for the 2019-20 ArtWalk season!
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Encounters: Fall 2018

SAVE THE DATES for the Fall 2018 Encounters series presented by the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and UConn Humanities Institute.
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Learn more about the four upcoming exhibitions for the 2018-19 ArtWalk season!
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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.