Tag Archives: history

New to the Game

Clue, Monopoly, Mousetrap, Sorry!. Whatever you played as a kid, board games feel intrinsic to childhood. But a new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art reminds us this wasn’t always the case. …

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Common Cold

They say the one constant is change, but something that hasn’t changed in a long while is our annual preoccupation with the common cold. …

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Door Frame

Yale's Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall

New Haven has better reason than most to think about its doors. …

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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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