Images of Hartford, 1865-1955, August 25 – September 30, 2015
Aug 24, 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.
Shakespeare in Harlem: The Poems and Stories of Langston Hughes
Apr 06, 2015
Hartford Public Library presents actor and writer David Mills as Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes
Remarkable Women of Hartford Author Talk April 8
Mar 31, 2015
Connecticut's capital has served as home to some of the most influential women in the state's history, but few know the stories of their lives and their accomplishments.
March 4th Event Explores Paris Terror Attacks and Modern Issues Facing Fundamental Freedom
Feb 26, 2015
The deadly January attack on the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo has heightened passions and concerns around freedom of speech and religious sensitivity throughout the world. A March 4 event will launch a year of special programming
Doc Hurley’s Legendary Life Now a Book (video)
Feb 26, 2015
Watch as the new book on the life of legendary Hartford coach Walter “Doc” Hurley is celebrated at the Hartford Public Library with and book author Charles A. Teale, Sr., the former chief of the Hartford Fire Department.
World War I Images on Display in the Hartford History Center
Dec 26, 2014
The papers of Dr. Jerome Pierce Webster (Trinity College Class of 1910) present a unique perspective on the organization and operation of prisoner of war camps in Germany during the Great War. As a special assistant to the American Ambassador in Berlin from March 1916 through March 1917, Dr. Webster inspected over forty camps and medical facilities across the empire.
Doc Hurley’s Legendary Life Now a Book
Dec 04, 2014
A new book on the life of legendary Hartford coach Walter “Doc” Hurley will be celebrated at the Hartford History Center at 5:30 p.m. on February 18 with a special reception honoring book author Charles A. Teale, Sr., the former chief of the Hartford Fire Department.
The Logbooks Book Launch at HPL Oct. 9
Oct 03, 2014
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.
Hartford History Center Receives National Leadership Grant
Oct 02, 2014
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
Collection Spotlight: Photographs
Dec 12, 2013
Many people come to the History Center hoping to get a glimpse of Hartford in years past. We have several photograph collections that can help them do just that. To make it easier for patrons to browse our collections, most of the photographs have been photocopied.