Nothing Says ‘Connecticut’ Like Sperry Topsiders & Safety Pins? '50 Objects' Opens May 19 at Historical Society
Is it a stretch to declare that this exhibit about Connecticut’s past and heritage will be exciting? We don’t think so. And it's certain to provoke some response; after all, if you could sum up the state through just 50 objects, what would they be? Ella Grasso’s gavel (below) ? A Sperry Topsider? The dress of the first female runner in the Manchester Road Race? A Danbury hat? Safety pins? All of those items have apparently made the cut as iconic and defining enough to be included in “Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories,” which opens May 19 at the Connecticut Historical Society. “During the past three months,Connecticut residents, schools, companies and local historical societies have responded to the Connecticut Historical Society’s...
From 1933 to 1942 Camp Hadley was one of the 23 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Connecticut. And, the Madison Land Conservation Trust is working to preserve this site that otherwise could be lost forever.
In the 1970s, two Connecticut college students got an unexpected Cuban education.
A Pearl Harbor veteran whose remains have laid comingled in four or five caskets with 22 other sailors will be disinterred and returned home after more than 70 years, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
A small community of outcasts in the woods served as a beacon to others.
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