Tag Archives: history

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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Interior Design

A photo essay. To view all 34 images, check out the email version.

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Wholly Poli

Sylvester Z. Poli

Vaudeville theater magnate Sylvester Z. Poli had, by the time of his official retirement in 1928, opened over 20 theaters from Worcester, MA, to Washington, DC. But…

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Holy Poli

Poli's Wonderland Theatre in 1895

When Poli’s New Theatre opened on Church Street in November of 1905, it was touted as the best-appointed vaudeville theater in New England. …

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