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From Corsets to Suffrage – Victorian Women Trailblazers

As record numbers of women are populating the new U….

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Liberty To Set Down: Migrants and Immigrants in Westport Connecticut

February 19, 2019 • Features & News, Ongoing Exhibits

Westport Historical Society’s (WHS) new exhibit “Liberty To Set Down:…

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2019 Young Writers’ Competition – “Whodunit” at the Mansion

February 13, 2019 • Features & News, Ongoing Exhibits

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing…

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Connecticut Humanities Funded Grants November 2018 Deadline

January 30, 2019 • Features & News

At its January 2019 board meeting, Connecticut Humanities awarded $171,750…

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January 7: Hiram Bingham III, Connecticut’s One-Day Governor

January 7, 2019 • Features & News

https://todayincthistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TICTH-0107-WEB-Governor-Hiram-Bingham-III.mp3 It would be an understatement to say that Hiram…

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The Day – For artist visiting East Lyme, the story is on your face – News from southeastern Connecticut

December 29, 2018 • Features & News

East Lyme — As Christopher Agostino talked about the longevity of…

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December 23: Bridgeport Patron James Beardsley Mortally Wounded – Today in Connecticut History

December 23, 2018 • Features & News

https://todayincthistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/12-23-BEARDSLEY.mp3 In 1812, James Walker Beardsley was born to a…

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Stay Tuned: Submissions Open for 2019 CT Book Awards on January 2, 2019

December 17, 2018 • Ctr for Book, Features & News

Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities is accepting submissions for the 2019 Connecticut…

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December 17: Ensign Jimmy Carter Finishes Submarine School in Groton

December 17, 2018 • Features & News

December 17: Ensign Jimmy Carter Finishes Submarine School in Groton

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Southbury Takes on the Nazis

December 14, 2018 • Features & News

Southbury Takes On the Nazis  

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December 14: The First Recorded Meteorite Strike in Connecticut

December 14, 2018 • Features & News

December 14: The First Recorded Meteorite Strike in the United…

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Celebrate a Victorian Holiday Season at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum & Westport Historical Society’s Wheeler House

October 8, 2018 • Features & News

Nothing enhances the spirit of the holiday season more than…

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October is American Archives Month!

October 2, 2018 • Features & News

Who knew that October is American Archives Month? But how…

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Connecticut Humanities Fund Grant Applications Are Live!

August 30, 2018 • Features & News

Grant lines for Quick Grants, Planning Grants, Implementation Grants, and…

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2018 Connecticut Book Awards Early Registration is Open!

July 20, 2018 • Features & News

There were so many great books submitted this year, you…

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Bridgeport’s Freeman Houses Designated to “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” List, Receives Grant from CTH

July 5, 2018 • Features & News

On June 26, 2018, Bridgeport’s Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses…

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CT Humanities is Proud to Announce Five New Board Members!

June 22, 2018 • Features & News

We are happy to announce that at Connecticut Humanities’ Annual…

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Connecticut Humanities Announces over $200,000 in Grant Awards!

May 18, 2018 • Features & News

Congratulations to our most recent round of grant recipients! At…

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What’s Old is New Again!

May 18, 2018 • Features & News

Connecticut Humanities has recently brought two of our favorite projects…

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Fake News: Is it Real?

April 5, 2018 • Features & News

Join Connecticut Humanities (CTH), Capital Community College, and Middlesex Community…

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Thank You for a Successful #CTPlaces Advocacy Day on March 28th!

March 29, 2018 • Features & News

There are hundreds of special places and special heritage and…

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Register for #CTPlaces Advocacy Day on March 28th!

March 15, 2018 • Features & News

The economic importance of the state’s historical and cultural organizations will…

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Connecticut Humanities Goes to Washington

March 1, 2018 • Features & News

Connecticut Humanities staff member, Scott Wands, joined 350 plus colleagues from…

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CTH is proud to Announce Partnership with the State Historian at UConn Hartford and Connecticut Public Radio!

February 15, 2018 • Features & News

Connecticut Humanities and the State Historian at UCONN Hartford are proud to…

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Dr. Jason Mancini Wants to Hear Your Ideas!

January 31, 2018 • Features & News

Dear Friends of CTH: As I settle into my second…

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A Night to Remember

January 31, 2018 • Features & News

We officially welcomed CT Humanities’ new Executive Director, Dr. Jason…

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CTH Announces New Chair and Three New Board Members

January 30, 2018 • Features & News

Connecticut Humanities is pleased to announce the election of three…

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CT Humanities Announces Three New Board Members

January 29, 2018 • Features & News

Connecticut Humanities is pleased to announce the election of three…

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Three Centuries of Christmas Daytime Tours

December 12, 2017 • Features & News

Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic…

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A Magnificent Victorian Holiday Exhibit

November 21, 2017 • Features & News

Curated by Trustee, Mimi Findlay, and the Curatorial Committee, the…

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Katherine Donovan Elected to CT Humanities’ Board

November 17, 2017 • Features & News

Donovan, an Audit Supervisor for Whittlesey and Hadley, P.C in…

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Jason Kass Elected to CT Humanities’ Board

November 16, 2017 • Features & News

Kass, Senior Director, Enterprise Business Architecture at Travelers, is one…

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Give the gift of Storytelling on #GivingTuesday

November 16, 2017 • Features & News

Give the gift of storytelling when you donate to CT…

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Robert Svensk Elected to Connecticut Humanities’ Board

November 15, 2017 • Features & News

Svensk, a business executive, entrepreneur, and experienced nonprofit board member,…

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Join Us for One of Two CT Humanities’ Regional Forums!

November 15, 2017 • Features & News

Please join us at one of two Regional Forums CT…

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Help Us Welcome Connecticut Humanities’ New Executive Director, Dr. Jason Mancini!

November 14, 2017 • Features & News

Welcome to CT Humanities’ new Executive Director, Dr. Jason Mancini,…

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Connecticut Humanities Announces Grant Opportunity Around the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution of 1818

November 12, 2017 • Features & News

In preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Connecticut Constitution…

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Charles Monagan Elected to CT Humanities’ Board

November 12, 2017 • Features & News

Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972,…

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Catherine Fields Elected to CT Humanities’ Board

November 11, 2017 • Features & News

Catherine Keene Fields has been director of the Litchfield Historical…

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Heidi Green Elected to CT Humanities’ Board

November 10, 2017 • Features & News

Heidi Green is a reader. She loves literature and natural…

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Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit “Morgan: Mind of the Collector” Now Open

November 8, 2017 • Features & News

Financier J. Pierpont Morgan collected more than 20,000 works of…

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2017 Connecticut Book Award Winners!

November 2, 2017 • Features & News

The Connecticut Book Awards were held on October 22, 2017,…

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Connecticut Humanities’ Fall Appeal Is Still Underway

October 14, 2017 • Features & News

Our annual Fall Appeal to you, our friends and donors,…

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Recent Quick Grants

March 2, 2017 • Features & News

Congratulations to the recipients of a special round of CTH…

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Poetry Out Loud State Finals

February 27, 2017 • Features & News

Students from 40 Connecticut schools have practiced and competed for…

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Connecticut State Library Launches World War One Twitter Campaign

February 2, 2017 • Features & News

On February 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project…

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History Unfolded

January 4, 2017 • Features & News

Are you interested in being a part of a 24-hour,…

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ConnecticutHistory.org is Mobile!

December 22, 2016 • Features & News

The recent re-launch of ConnecticutHistory.org still provides all the same…

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Road Trip!

November 9, 2016 • Features & News

Opens 11/19/16 – New Haven Museum, New Haven Remember the…

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Teach It Now Offers High School Activities

August 29, 2016 • Features & News

Teachers! Just in time for the new school year, Teach…

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Connecticut Authors Trail

July 21, 2016 • Features & News

A consortium of twenty-five libraries in eastern Connecticut have organized…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Tours

July 20, 2016 • Features & News

Touring a cemetery may SOUND a little crazy or a…

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Looking Forward

July 8, 2016 • Features & News

On July 1 we began our new fiscal year, with…

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We’re Still Here!

July 1, 2016 • Features & News

July 2016: A New Fiscal Year, with New Challenges! Yes,…

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No Veto Override

June 13, 2016 • Features & News

Statement of Douglas G. Fisher, Executive Director, Connecticut Humanities RE: The…

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Save Humanities Funding

June 6, 2016 • Features & News

Thank you for your help with the effort to restore…

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Statement on Governor’s Funding Elimination

June 3, 2016 • Features & News

Governor Malloy has chosen to use his veto powers to…

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Bruce Fraser Fund for the Humanities in Public Life

May 5, 2016 • Features & News

#BruceFraserFund Please consider a special contribution to the Bruce Fraser…

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Does this place matter?

May 4, 2016 • Features & News

By Mary Donohue Since 1973, Historic Preservation Month has been…

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Your voice really can make a difference!

May 3, 2016 • Features & News

UPDATE: May 4, 2016 Thanks to those of you who…

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Recent Grants

April 15, 2016 • Features & News

Ten grants were made totaling more that $210,000 to support…

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The Poets of Connecticut Poetry Out Loud

April 15, 2016 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

I found myself amazed by what each student accomplished on-stage:…

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One Book on the Riverbend

April 13, 2016 • Features & News

To Kill a Mockingbird still resonates with us today –…

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Connecticut Poets and Playwrights

April 1, 2016 • Features & News

Connecticut has its share of poets and playwrights both past…

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Reflections on the Power of Literature from English 220

March 18, 2016 • Features & News

In the fall of 2015, Capital Community College offered a…

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A Passion for Children’s Literature

March 4, 2016 • Ctr for Book, Features & News

Just after the turn of the twenty-first century, a group…

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February 2016 Quick Grants

March 3, 2016 • Features & News

CT Humanities is pleased to announce the following grant awards…

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The History Relevance Campaign

February 18, 2016 • Features & News

A few years ago I was drawn into conversations with…

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The Great Connecticut Caper Book Launch!

February 10, 2016 • Features & News

We are very happy to announce that The Great Connecticut…

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Toward a More Perfect America

February 5, 2016 • Banner, Features & News

If you ask me why I became an American citizen,…

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Libraries Change Lives

January 20, 2016 • Features & News

By Caitlin Augusta, Stratford Library Like me, you may be hunting…

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2016 Poetry Out Loud School Championship Workshop

January 20, 2016 • Features & News

The School Champion Workshop is a chance for School Champions…

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Resolutions versus Intentions

January 6, 2016 • Features & News

We all have good intentions as a new year begins,…

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Revelry. Feasting. Misrule. Christmas.

December 16, 2015 • Features & News

“What?” You say. Christmas? But, but, but… Christmas is jolly….

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Faith – Exploring Beliefs

December 2, 2015 • Features & News

“To me religion has nothing to do with any specific…

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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2015 • Features & News

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to…

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Kid Governor!

November 13, 2015 • Features & News

I know that together we CAN make a difference! I…

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Hip-Hip, Hurrah!

November 12, 2015 • Features & News

Sally Whipple, executive director at Connecticut’s Old State House and…

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Are We Still Engaged?

November 3, 2015 • Features & News

Noooo… not THAT kind of engaged. We’re talking about civic…

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It’s here! It’s here!

November 3, 2015 • Features & News

The 2016 Connecticut Caper Calendar (say THAT three times fast!)…

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Help Wanted. No Irish Need Apply.

October 29, 2015 • Features & News

In 2002 a professor from the University of Illinois proposed…

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When it comes to teaching immigration, look around you – Connecticut has more than you may think!

October 14, 2015 • Features & News

When you think of immigration, what places come to mind?…

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Aquí Me Quedo: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

October 7, 2015 • Features & News

In Spanish it means “I’m here to stay” and many…

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Immigration, Emigration, Migration: What?

October 1, 2015 • Features & News

The terms are confusing: immigration, emigration, migration. They are all…

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Connecticut History Day Kick-Off: October 3

September 28, 2015 • Features & News

Did you ever wonder what Connecticut History Day is all about?…

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Shhh!

September 2, 2015 • Features & News

Definition of Censorship: The practice of [officially] examining books, movies,…

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Agricultural Fairs

August 27, 2015 • Features & News

The season is beginning! Ag fairs throughout the state start…

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Road Food Adventures

August 20, 2015 • Features & News

Lobster rolls. Fried clams. Oysters. Hamburgers. Thin crust pizza. Creamery…

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Route1Reads

August 19, 2015 • Ctr for Book, Features & News

2,369 Miles of Adventure on Route 1 From Ft Kent,…

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Money Matters and Demystifying Insurance

August 14, 2015 • Features & News

A Workshop Brought to You By Connecticut Humanities and Connecticut…

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Connecticut Barns: Not What You Think!

August 12, 2015 • Features & News

Barns are interesting structures and Connecticut has lots of them…

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Old School Dairy Farming

August 6, 2015 • Features & News

Did you ever want to visit a working dairy farm?…

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Connecticut’s Agricultural Identity

August 5, 2015 • Features & News

We’re taking a very broad peek at Connecticut agriculture identity…

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Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

July 19, 2015 • Features & News

Hill-Stead Museum’s 2015 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is underway! The…

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NEH Chairman Discusses Role of Humanities

July 9, 2015 • Features & News

William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the…

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Woop! Woop!

June 19, 2015 • Features & News

Congratulations to all students who participated in National History Day,…

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas

June 11, 2015 • Features & News

This year the International Festival of Arts and Ideas celebrates…

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Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace

June 10, 2015 • Features & News

Featuring more than 150 spectacular artifacts from four Yale collections—the…

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Thank You!

June 8, 2015 • Features & News

To all of our supporters over these last months, CT…

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CT Caper: Chapter 12

June 7, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

Home Again When we last saw Thomas and Li-Ming…  Lady…

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Mystery Solved!

June 2, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

Celebrate the conclusion of The Great Connecticut Caper! Join other…

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CT Caper: Chapter 11

May 24, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

Spell Check When we last saw Thomas and Li-Ming… Lady…

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National History Day 2015

May 22, 2015 • Features & News, History Day

It’s here! It’s here! Well, almost. National History Day is…

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CLHO Conference: June 1

May 20, 2015 • Features & News

Connecting to Community June 1, 2015 The Connecticut League of…

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CT Caper: Chapter 9

April 27, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

The Blue Feather When we last saw Thomas and Li-Ming……

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History Day State Finals!

April 26, 2015 • Features & News, History Day

Wow! History Day state finals are just around the corner!…

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Do CTPlaces matter to you?

April 14, 2015 • Features & News

We hope so! Funding for CT Humanities is currently eliminated…

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On this day in Connecticut History

April 14, 2015 • Features & News

Now you, too, can be a font of Nutmegger knowledge!…

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CT Caper: Chapter 8

April 13, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

Back to the Future In the last chapter of The…

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History Day in Connecticut 2015

March 30, 2015 • Features & News, History Day

Wow! We’re getting down to the wire with History Day…

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CT Caper: Chapter 7

March 29, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

The Hallow and the Hollow Surely you read Chapter 6…

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Congratulations!

March 11, 2015 • Features & News

Three cheers for Connecticut’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Champion,…

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CT Caper: Chapter 6

March 10, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

Another Surprise… Indeed, another surprise awaits the reader in the…

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Poetry Out Loud Competitions Approach

February 19, 2015 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

They’ve practiced for months and won their school championships. Now,…

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CT Caper: Chapter 4

February 17, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

A Bone-Chilling Escape Did Li-Ming and Thomas manage to escape…

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Directors! Consultants! & Boards! Oh My!

February 5, 2015 • Features & News

Defining Roles and Building Effective Relationships Do these questions sound…

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Steppin’ Up to Excellence

January 23, 2015 • Features & News

Congratulations to the newly selected StEPs-CT class of 2015-17! Avery-Copp…

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CT Caper: Chapter 2

January 14, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

In just days, Chapter Two of The Great Connecticut Caper will…

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CT Caper: Chapter 3

January 5, 2015 • CT Caper, Features & News

Where are we? Chapter Three leaps to another destination. Where,…

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A Warm Welcome to

December 22, 2014 • Features & News

Jacquetta Haley, a new StEPs-CT mentor for our 2015-2017 class….

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Judges Needed

December 22, 2014 • Features & News

Do you enjoy meeting outstanding young people? Do you like…

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It’s Here! Really, Really Here!

December 21, 2014 • Features & News

The Great Connecticut Caper is ready and waiting for your…

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Donations Made Easy!

December 15, 2014 • Features & News

December is holiday shopping time, of course, and if you…

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CT Caper: Chapter 1

December 4, 2014 • CT Caper, Features & News

The clock is tick-tick-ticking… The Great Connecticut Caper launches January…

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CT Caper – Contributors

October 8, 2014 • CT Caper, Features & News

Wow! The Great Connecticut Caper is heating up! Gillette Castle…

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Become a StEPs-CT mentor

September 2, 2014 • Features & News

The Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities seek…

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Get your library card here

August 27, 2014 • Ctr for Book, Features & News

or there, or anywhere. If you don’t have a library…

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At Your Service

March 17, 2014 • CAW, Features & News

Do you enjoy Downton Abbey? If so, you’ll love the…

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Nuts & Bolts

March 10, 2014 • CAW, Features & News

Stories from New Britain Manufacturing Measuring tapes. Scales. Wrenches. Coffee grinders. Screwdrivers….

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History Day in Connecticut

February 26, 2014 • Features & News

History Day is Coming! History Day is Coming! It really…

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Rhonda Ward

November 1, 2013 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

Rhonda currently lives and writes in New London, CT. She…

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John Stanizzi

November 1, 2013 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

John has delighted readers and listeners throughout New England and…

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Elizabeth Thomas

November 1, 2013 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

Elizabeth is a widely published poet, performer and educator. The…

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Edwina Trentham

November 1, 2013 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

Edwina is professor Emerita of English at Asnuntuck Community College…

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Chivas Sandage

November 1, 2013 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

Chivas was a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Book of…

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Kate Rushin

November 1, 2013 • Features & News, Poetry Out Loud

Kate is an award-winning, Connecticut poet/educator with training in theater…

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READy for the Grade

October 16, 2013 • Features & News

Connecticut Humanities wishes to extend its wholehearted thanks to the…

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Welcome to Erika Tindill

September 25, 2013 • Features & News

CT Humanities is very pleased to welcome Erika M. Tindill,…

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CTH Welcomes New Partner

September 19, 2013 • Features & News

We’re pleased to announce that Connecticut Humanities has formed a…

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Food Stamped: Documentary Film

August 14, 2013 • Features & News

Could you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food…

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Welcome to Leah Hartman

August 7, 2013 • Features & News

CT Humanities is very pleased to welcome Leah Hartman as…

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