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Co-published by Connecticut Humanities
Organizational Partners
DECD, State Historic Preservation Office
Greater Hartford Arts Council Greater Hartford Arts Council is the 10th largest united arts fund in the country and the largest independent arts council in New England . Since 1971, it has raised and distributed $42 million for arts and heritage, helping to place Greater Hartford in the top 6 percent of metropolitan areas in North American for its arts and culture.
Trinity College Trinity College, founded in 1823, is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. The Graduate Studies Program provides an opportunity for those wishingto continue their studies in a part-time evening graduate program. The Hartford
Studies Project
carries out research that illuminates Hartford’s past and present.
Connecticut Landmarks Connecticut Landmarks is Connecticut’s only statewide museum-based historical organization that promotes interest in special places by preserving and interpreting properties and collections of importance to Connecticut’s heritage.
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is a nonprofit organization focused on preserving the artifacts and history of the African American experience.
Association for the Study of Connecticut History ASCH is dedicated to the scholarly study of Connecticut history and publishes the sister-publication, the journal Connecticut History.
Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution The CTDAR was founded in 1892 and is comprised of 46 local chapters.  The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, of which the CTDAR is a member, is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
Connecticut Historical Society The Connecticut Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of the diverse people – past and present – who have made Connecticut their home.
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation provides programs and services in support of preservation of Connecticut’s historic properties.
Florence Griswold Museum The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut is both art museum and 11-acre historic site celebrating American Impressionism.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center The Stowe Center‘s mission is to preserve and interpret Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Hartford home and the Center’s historic collections, create a forum for vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspire individuals to embrace and emulate her commitment to social justice by effecting positive change.
Hill-Stead Museum Hill-Stead Museum is a National Historic Landmark located in Farmington, Connecticut. Hill-Stead is an outstanding example of Colonial Revival architecture set on 152 hilltop acres, with a collection of Impressionist masterpieces that includes works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Cassatt.
Litchfield Historical Society Since 1856, Litchfield Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Litchfield County . LHS operates the Litchfield History Museum, with its outstanding collection of American art and artifacts from the 18th through the 21st centuries, the historic Tapping Reeve House and Law School, and the Ingraham Memorial research library.
Mark Twain House The Mark Twain House & Museum is the restored home in Hartford where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Presidents’ College, University of Hartford The mission of The Presidents’ College is to create an extended community of thinking people dedicated to the importance of the life of the mind. By offering a wide range of courses and activities, The President’s College allows its participants to explore significant topics at a high intellectual level under the guidance of university-level faculty.
Slater Memorial Museum Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Connecticut Society of Genealogists The Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. (CSG) was founded in 1968 as a non-profit organization to encourage and promote genealogical research and publication, to maintain and elevate genealogical standards and to provide instructional and educational programs and publications. With more than 4,000 members worldwide, CSG is among the largest societies devoted exclusively to U.S. genealogy.
Wesleyan University Press Wesleyan University Press has an editorial program that focuses on poetry, music/culture, dance and performance, early classics of science fiction, film-TV, American studies, and Connecticut history and culture.
Additional Sites
History Online
Connecticut History Online contains images, essays,
lesson plans, and other learning tools related to Connecticut
State Library
The Connecticut State Library includes state archives,
public records, history and genealogy resources.
Black History Project, Inc.
Hartford Black History Project, Inc.A community-based organization for Greater Hartford African-American
HartfordHistory.Net A Miscellany of Hartford History, including writings,
photographs, and more on the history of Hartford, Connecticut.
Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative The Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative works to improve the water quality and habitat of the Hog/Park River and its watershed.