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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center image
Hartford, CT
(Range: < 1 mile)
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center holds the largest collection of materials related to Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the influential anti-slavery novel and 19th century best seller, and multiple other books. Decorative arts, works of art, furniture, memorabilia, rare manuscripts and print material, images and visual media –- 228,000 items — illustrate the lives and times of Stowe and her family. (Curated content from www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org)
Museum of Connecticut History image
Hartford, CT
(Range: < 1 mile)
At the Museum of Connecticut History, you'll find exhibits that trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation. The Museum focuses on Connecticut's government, industrial and military history. (Curated content from museumofcthistory.org)
The Bushnell image
Hartford, CT
(Range: < 1 mile)
The Bushnell has been central to life in Greater Hartford serving as its unique gathering place for arts, education, and community activities. (Curated content from bushnell.org)
Connecticut State Capitol image
Hartford, CT
(Range: < 1 mile)
Overlooking Hartford's 41 acre Bushnell Memorial Park, the Connecticut State Capitol first opened for the General Assembly in January, 1879. Initial work on the project had begun eight years before in 1871 when the legislature established a special commission and appropriated funds for construction of a new statehouse. The site was contributed by the city of Hartford, and the commission retained James G. Batterson to build the Capitol from plans designed by noted architect Richard M. Upjohn. (Curated content from portal.ct.gov)
Lady Katharine Cruises image
Hartford, CT
(Range: 1 mile)
Lady Katharine Cruises was founded on a long standing tradition of appreciation and respect for the Connecticut River Valley and its rich history. Like Lady Katharine Cruises, “Lady Kate” has a proud background. She began her sailing days in New York Harbor where she was a prominent cruise ship providing tourists from the U.S. and abroad unparalleled views of New York City for almost 20 years. (Curated content from ladykatecruises.com)
CT Old State House image
Hartford, CT
(Range: 1 mile)
Located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, this building served as a home to all three branches of Connecticut state government from 1796 to 1878. Some of our state’s most important stories of freedom, democracy, and civic action – from the Amistad and Prudence Crandall trials to the Constitutional Convention of 1818 – connect to this National Historic Landmark. (Curated content from www.cga.ct.gov)
Mark Twain House & Museum image
Hartford, CT
(Range: 1 mile)
The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times. (Curated content from marktwainhouse.org)
A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at One Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS’s collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations. (Curated content from chs.org)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art image
Hartford, CT
(Range: 1 mile)
Founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842, the Wadsworth Atheneum opened two years later with just seventy-nine paintings and three sculptures. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art – the result of active acquisitions by patrons, directors, and curators who continue Wadsworth’s dedication to collecting and supporting the work of living artists. (Curated content from www.thewadsworth.org)
Riverfront Recapture image
Hartford, CT
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Since 1981, we have led the effort to revitalize the banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford and East Hartford. We’ve transformed the Riverfront from an overgrown area that was walled off by flood dikes and cut off by Interstate 91 into four public parks connected by riverwalks.  (Curated content from riverfront.org)