We’re the magazine and podcast of Connecticut history!
We are a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 and celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2022. We may be unique in the nation as a publication separate from our state historical society and state humanities council. That means your membership-subscription and gifts to Friends of Connecticut Explored keep us publishing!
2020 Connecticut Center for the Book Finalist, “Spirit of Connecticut” category, for Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut
2017 Bruce Fraser Friend of the Social Studies Award, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, publisher Elizabeth J. Normen
2014 Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit for African American Connecticut Explored
2010 Award of Merit, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
2005 Wilbur Cross Award, Humanities Program of the Year, Connecticut Humanities Council
We partner with Connecticut’s premier history, arts, and educational organizations to bring you a great magazine—in print, online, and via our bi-weekly e-newsletter CTExplored/Inbox.
In our pages and through collaborative programming with our partner organizations, we discuss and debate: “What happened here?”
Through compelling stories and intriguing images, Connecticut Explored explores the whole of the Connecticut story with the aim of revealing connections between our past, present, and future.
We are published by a consortium of organizational partners that represent the best heritage, educational, and arts organizations in the state. That’s your assurance that this a high quality—and highly readable—magazine.
Our ultimate goal is to gain a greater sense of what makes Connecticut unique. This is a publication that covers the depth and breadth of our state’s history in articles of high quality but with an eye for lively reading and wide appeal.
We look forward to including you in our circle of Connecticans who love our state, love knowing more about Connecticut, and love a good story!
PO Box 271561
West Hartford CT 06127-1561
home offices–please call during business hours:
Elizabeth: 860-233-5421 publisher [at]ctexplored.org
Mary: 860-523-5158 admin [ at] ctexplored.org
In collaboration with our organizational partners listed on the right
Elizabeth Normen, Publisher
Mary Donohue, Assistant Publisher
Jennifer LaRue, Editor
John Alves, Art Director
Kristen Levithan, Education Specialist
Board of Directors
Kendall Wiggin, President
Connecticut State Librarian Emeritus
Edward Spinella, Treasurer
Partner, Murtha Cullina Attorneys at Law
Olivia White, Secretary
Clarissa J. Ceglio
Associate Director of Research, Greenhouse Studios; Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, UConn
Executive Director, Litchfield Historical Society
Elizabeth J. Normen
Publisher, Connecticut Explored