Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

03/18/14

Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

Isabella Beecher Hooker was a complicated, fiery, independent woman whose story includes slavery, suffrage and spirits.

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Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards' and How a Bridge Over Long Island Sound Almost Became a Reality

03/11/14

Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards' and How a Bridge Over Long Island Sound Almost Became a Reality

A proposed bridge over Long Island Sound is a subplot to this season's "House of Cards." We look back at how that bridge was almost built in real life.

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Sterling Opera House Restoration Goes On in Derby; Building Haunted?

03/10/14

Sterling Opera House Restoration Goes On in Derby; Building Haunted?

The continued restoration of the historic Sterling Opera House has received a $20,000 boost.

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Vampires in Connecticut, and Our Link to Hitler's Skull, in Talks by State Archeologist

02/26/14

Vampires in Connecticut, and Our Link to Hitler's Skull, in Talks by State Archeologist

State archeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will talk about Connecticut's vampires in Madison, and his investigation into Hitler's remains in a Washington event.

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New Haven Pizza History Revelation: Pepe's Came After Camposano Apizza

02/23/14

New Haven Pizza History Revelation: Pepe's Came After Camposano Apizza

This revelation arose when Colin Caplan, who has written many books about New Haven history, spoke last December at the New Haven Museum. He was promoting his latest volume: “Legendary Locals of New Haven.”

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