July 2014

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

07/30/14

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

It left, it has returned! The last wooden whaleship is back as historic voyage draws to a close.

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Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

07/28/14

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

If you love history and digging in the dirt, the Connecticut Archeology Center's Adult Archaeology Field School may be for you.

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Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

07/23/14

Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan’s voyage has been filled with highlights but arguably none has been more dramatic than its recent reunion with whales, the animals it once hunted.

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Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

07/16/14

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

A Wallace Stevens biographer had hoped to close on the poet's Hartford house this Friday and open a museum, but that plan fell apart Wednesday.

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Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford; Will Lady in White Appear?

07/16/14

Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford; Will Lady in White Appear?

Samuel Clemens may not have believed in ghosts himself, but that may not have stopped his former house from being a home to them.

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Repairs at Historic Canaan Railroad Depot on Track Again; Fire Hit in 2001

07/14/14

Repairs at Historic Canaan Railroad Depot on Track Again; Fire Hit in 2001

Quiet negotiations and a letter-writing campaign have led to a compromise that ends a two-year stalemate between the Connecticut Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) and the Housatonic Rail Road. The differences between the two parties delayed long-anticipated repairs to the Canaan Union Depot, a historic 1871 rail station that was partially destroyed by arson in 2001.

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Yale Professor Writing Book on Discovering Roman Settlement in Egypt

07/11/14

Yale Professor Writing Book on Discovering Roman Settlement in Egypt

Colleen Manassa's love of Egypt led her to the banks of the Nile River. There she made a spectacular discovery.

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NW Connecticut History Center Is in Former Office of a Black Panthers Trial Attorney

07/08/14

NW Connecticut History Center Is in Former Office of a Black Panthers Trial Attorney

The Canaan History Center will open its doors for the first time to the public on July 13, providing an opportunity for researchers to delve into the history of the area.

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