Friday, January 06, 2006

New resources on State Library site

Check out these recent additions to the Connecticut State Library's website:

  • Research guide to old houses. "Today, many people are interested in finding the history of old houses," the library notes. "They may have purchased an old house, have one in their family, or just want to know more about the famous historic houses in their town. The Connecticut State Library has many sources that can help in this search."

  • Facts about Connecticut's governors. This page contains more than 50 questions -- and, thankfully, the answers. Several pertain to Hartford.

  • Connecticut Freedom Trail quilts. To convey the dramatic and important story of Connecticut's African-American experience, the legistature in 1995 approved the creation of the Connecticut Freedom Trail, a network of 40 public and private historic properties. This page contains images of quilts depicting the properties, including these in Hartford: the Frank T. Simpson House, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, North Cemetery, the Old State House, Union Baptist Church, and Faith Congregational Church.

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