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Mural Support

One of the most valued items in the Great Hall at the Peabody Museum of Natural History is only 71 years old, a mere newborn compared to the fossilized bones of the museum’s famous brontosaurus. …

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Paperless Trail

Slow down and walk, and you never know what you might notice. But walk with a good tour guide, even a virtual one, and you’ll see a lot more. …

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To Protect and Preserve

The floorboards squeak, and the windows can be drafty. This 1827 boarding house wouldn’t be most people’s idea of a dream office. But…

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Keepers

Whitney Library - New Haven Museum

In its first year, spanning 1862 and ’63, the New Haven Colony Historical Society, now known as the New Haven Museum, received some dubious gifts…

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Together Again

If you know Jonathan Edwards at all, it’s probably because of his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” A staple of American literature textbooks, it includes lines like this one:

If God should only withdraw his hand

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Family Farm

The Dudley Farm Museum

Like history itself, The Dudley Farm Museum is a work in progress. …

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Designer Framing

Moat on Yale's Cross Campus

Once you learn about the moats, you’ll notice them all around Yale’s campus. …

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Cross Purposes

There’s an element of time travel on Route 15. …

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Lines in the Sand

Connecticut has 253 miles of shoreline, but in the late 1960s only seven miles of it were accessible to the public. That rankled activist Ned Coll, and he set out to do something about it. …

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Taken by Storm

The cloud was monstrous. Some saw it as a cone spiraling into itself like a massive spin of cotton candy. Others saw a giant layered bowl on a dense pedestal of rain. The National Weather Service later identified it as …

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