About Us

Taking a ride down the Hog River

Taking a ride down the Hog River

Welcome to Connecticut Explored

We’re the magazine and podcast of Connecticut history. (Find our podcast at gratingthenutmeg.libsyn.com) We are a non profit organization; we celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2012 and Spring 2015 was our 50th issue!

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 state’s cultural heritage 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 a dash of irreverence that make for lively reading and wide appeal.

Plowing Tobacco Along the Hog River

Plowing Tobacco

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

We’d like to hear from you. With your input, this publication will truly reflect the interests of the community. We know there are many fans of local history out there and this is a magazine for you and by you. Please suggest story ideas and writers.

And do subscribe. Be a part of an important effort to raise awareness of our state’s rich cultural heritage.

Elizabeth Normen

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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  marydonohue [at]comcast.net

Publication Information:

Published quarterly by
Connecticut Explored Inc.

Co-Published by
Connecticut Humanities

In collaboration with our organizational partners listed on the right

Editorial Team

Elizabeth Normen, Publisher
Jennifer LaRue, Editor
Mary Donohue, Assistant Publisher
John Alves, Art Director
Sarajane Cedrone, Editorial Assistant
Dave Corrigan
Beth Rose
Gene Leach

Editorial Board

Dawn C. Adiletta
Stacey Close, Eastern Connecticut State University
Catherine Fields, Litchfield Historical Society
Sheryl Hack, Connecticut Landmarks
Joan Jacobs
Katherine Kane, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Eugene Leach, Trinity College
Matthew Warshauer, Central Connecticut State University
Sally Whipple, Connecticut’s Old State House
Walter Woodward, State Historian, University of Connecticut