About Us

Welcome to Connecticut Explored

We’re the magazine and podcast of Connecticut history!

Find our podcast at gratingthenutmeg.libsyn.com or CTExplored.org/Listen.

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!

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Award-Winning!

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.

Above all, Connecticut Explored is a place where readers encounter the fascinating, and often untold, stories of our state’s people, places, and events.

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!

Elizabeth Normen
Publisher

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Contact Us

Connecticut Explored
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

Publication Information:

Published quarterly by
Connecticut Explored Inc.

In collaboration with our organizational partners listed on the right

Editorial Team

Elizabeth Normen, Publisher
Mary Donohue, Assistant Publisher
Jennifer LaRue, Editor
John Alves, Art Director
Kristen Levithan, Education Specialist

Board of Directors

Elizabeth J. Normen, President
Publisher, Connecticut Explored

Edward Spinella, Treasurer
Partner, Murtha Cullina Attorneys at Law

Olivia White, Secretary
Non-profit Consultant

Clarissa J. Ceglio
Associate Director of Research, Greenhouse Studios; Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, UConn

Cathy Fields
Executive Director, Litchfield Historical Society

Kendall Wiggin
Connecticut State Librarian Emeritus