(c) Connecticut Explored Inc., Winter 2022-23
Congratulations, Elizabeth, on successfully navigating 20 years of CTExplored and the Hog River Journal. It is quite an accomplishment and a testament to your perseverance and vision.
And the articles in the Fall issue address topics in new and provocative ways.
Years ago, my wife Blanche Capilos had been curator and interim director of the Connecticut State Library Museum and had the same roles at the Old State House. Today, the topics addressed at those institutions have certainly evolved and become more robust and inclusive and more fully reflect Connecticut history.
I want to express gratitude for the time, service, and partnership of Elizabeth Normen and Mary Donohue to Connecticut’s magazine of history. Through CT Explored they have made the state’s history, previously printed in textbooks and academic journals, or told in lectures and at historic sites, accessible to the public. Most importantly, they have shared far more diverse and nuanced stories and helped bridge the divide between scholars, students of all ages, and the state’s citizens. I personally appreciate their inclusion of the public history community, K-12 and university faculty, and public school as well as college students in creating content.
Leah S. Glaser
Coordinator, Public History Program, Professor of History
Central Connecticut State University
As a longtime resident of Connecticut (but not a native Nutmegger!) I am so enjoying my new subscription. It is giving me new and fascinating information about all sorts of corners of the state I somehow missed learning about before. And it is paying forward, as I have been able to extend a gift subscription to a friend who is a fellow historian. Our family subscription has helped my husband with several family history projects he is researching. Keep up the great work! Local history is the bedrock of preserving and exploring all aspects of our culture—so important.
Patricia Behre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department, Fairfield University