Tag Archives: history

Bead-Keeping

It wasn’t literally the Holy Grail, but it was quite a find, the kind archaeologists must dream about. …

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Old Local Newspaper Clips

The days before Christmas in New Haven are good days to ponder how New Haven Christmases were before. …

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Weather Channeling

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which claims to be North America’s oldest continuously published periodical, is predicting a warmer-than-average winter, with more rain than snow. But…

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Camp Ground

It’s hard to imagine the game of football without yard lines and fourth downs and organized teams of 11. But before New Haven’s Walter Camp, the sport was missing all of those elements and more. …

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Tireless

Depiction of Charles Goodyear

Of all the contributions New Haveners have made to the world, Charles Goodyear’s may be the biggest not to garner any personal reward. …

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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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