Tag Archives: history

Smoke Signals

The air is spiced with smoke inside The Owl Shop on College Street, where patrons are puffing on their favorite cigars. It’s a vestige of an earlier New Haven, where…

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Accounts Received

The date was May 2, 1979, and Renée Hartman was telling her story. …

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Twists and Turns

When you hear the satisfying pop of a cork this holiday season, you might think of 19th-century entrepreneur Philos Blake. …

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For the Moment

Before there was Thanksgiving, there were Thanksgivings…

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Bits and Pieces

One of the most valuable collections at the New Haven Museum’s Whitney Library isn’t a set of rare manuscripts or first editions. …

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Eminent Domain (pt. 2)

From colonial rebel to 20th-century documentarian, some of the most notable yet little-noted women in New Haven history are interred at Grove Street Cemetery. …

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Eminent Domain (pt. 1)

Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, Roger Sherman, James Hillhouse. Even in death, the men seem to get all the attention. But the New Haven Museum and Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery…

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Old-Timers

A time traveler from New Haven’s colonial days would barely recognize it today. …

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Commercial Space

Since its creation in 1794, a few things have changed for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. …

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Lost and Found

A photo essay. To view all 31 images, check out the email version of this story. 

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