Tag Archives: #CTHistory

Articles referencing individuals, events, or places, well known to Connecticut history. Often ties in with historic buildings in Connecticut.

Connecticut Open House Day

Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, June 11th, 2016, is Connecticut Open House Day, when scores of Connecticut history organizations and museums will be opening their doors to the general public. The Derby Historical Society will be celebrating Connecticut … Continue reading

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Rare Colonial Sampler Display: 23 May 2015

The Milford Preservation Trust will be hosting a display of rare, colonial samplers this coming Saturday, May 23rd, from 9AM to 12 noon, at Milford’s John Downs House (aka, “The Minute Man House”), 139 North Street, Milford. This is a fund … Continue reading

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Working Lands Alliance Call To Action for 21 April 2015

As many of you are aware, drastic funding cuts have been proposed in Gov. Dan Malloy’s state budget for the next two years that will adversely affect a number of important public causes, including historic preservation, protection of farmlands and open spaces, … Continue reading

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#CTPlacesMatter Rally, April 8th

The #CTPlacesMatter rally to preserve public funding in Connecticut for historic preservation, humanities, and historical programs, is to be held tomorrow afternoon, April 8th, 2015, in Hartford, from 1PM to 5PM. Jointly organized by the Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Trust for … Continue reading

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Imminent Demolition of the Elijah Bryan House, c. 1790

Once again, another 18th century home in Milford, Connecticut, is under threat of demolition. This time, it’s the Elijah Bryan House, c. 1790, located at 250 Gulf Street. Unfortunately, this home is not situated in any of Milford’s historic districts, … Continue reading

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Connecticut Hall, c. 1752

One week ago today (October 16th, 2012) was the 311th anniversary of the founding of Yale University. I’m writing about this, partly because it’s an interesting point of local history, but also because there’s an account of saving an important … Continue reading

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