Tag Archives: history

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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Course of Events

New Haven Arena in 1934 (depicted image held by the New Haven Museum)

When the Beach Boys played, there was “no point in sitting down, except perhaps to keep from fainting,” recalls Sarah Heath of Hamden. Her friend Michael Ross, who grew up in North Haven, witnessed many a bloody hockey game when …

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Memory Serves

Rabbi Brockman at Mishkan Israel

About 450 years ago somewhere in Eastern Europe, perhaps in Poland, an unknown scribe wrote on sheepskin parchment the Hebrew text of the Torah. …

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Made to Measure

“There is a lure about milestoning, similar to that of fishing,” wrote Henry P. Sage…

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Suburban Planning

Beaver Hills, New Haven

Beaver Hills is on a hill, though you won’t find any actual beavers. …

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Oral History

Emeline Robert Jones

Emeline Roberts Jones didn’t intend to become the first American woman to practice dentistry. …

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