Can Connecticut's Oldest Castle Be Saved?

04/24/14

Can Connecticut's Oldest Castle Be Saved?

Once upon a time a group of community activists, and state and city officials, rushed to save a historic Connecticut castle.

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AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

04/15/14

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New York City, a British stronghold at the time. The primary action (so far) happens in Setauket on Long Island, but there are scenes set in Connecticut as well as numerous state mentions and personalities. As with any TV spy series, there's plenty of danger, intrigue and drama, although in this case, it's all (mostly) culled from reality. Watch the entire pilot episode of "Turn." The Culper Spy Ring was headed by Benjamin Tallmadge, a Setauket native, a 1773 Yale...

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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

04/08/14

Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

It was Aaron Burr’s treason trial that drew listeners to the Litchfield Historical Society recently to listen to Prof. R. Kent Newmyer, a professor of law and history at the University of Connecticut School of Law, who discussed his book, “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of a New Nation.”

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Historic Connecticut River Ferry Crossings Are Great Spring Adventure

04/02/14

Historic Connecticut River Ferry Crossings Are Great Spring Adventure

Looking for a different type of Connecticut adventure to greet the arrival of spring? This is it: Crossing the Connecticut river on one of the state’s historic ferry services offers a sense of heritage, a way to connect at waterline-level with a beautiful landscape, a singular charm and an overarching fun factor.

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Litchfield Caught Colonial Revival Fever Like No Other Town; Exhibit Explores Results

03/29/14

Litchfield Caught Colonial Revival Fever Like No Other Town; Exhibit Explores Results

“The Lure of the Litchfield Hills,” to open April 12, will look at what was behind the Colonial Revival movement, how the residents of Litchfield embraced their ancestral past, and how the community came to look the way it does today.

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