Explore the abstract and innovative art of the 20th and 21st centuries in downtown Hartford.
Women artists flourished in Connecticut in the mid-20th Century. Most prominent was Evelyn Beatrice Longman who has four works in Greater Hartford. She made the Spanish American War Monument in 1926 in a studio on the campus of Loomis School in Windsor, CT where her husband Nathanial Batchelder was Headmaster.
See reminders of the Patriots and Heroes who secured American Independence.
See the stories of the founding of Hartford in 1635 and the hiding of Connecticut’s Royal Charter in an oak tree in 1662 as interpreted in sculpture.
New Britain, Connecticut has a proud history of creation of distinctive public parks and monuments. Frederick Law Olmstead designed Walnut Hill Park and Ernest Flagg designed the Civil War Memorial. New Britain continues to add new parks and landmarks.
Even as the American Civil War was being waged between 1862-1865, communities in Connecticut responded with the creation of memorial obelisks to the fallen. In the decades after the war’s end, civic authorities in the victorious North created figurative monuments to the heroes and leaders who continued to serve the nation.
Discover stories of inventors that led to new treatments or new industries.
Find animals, allegorical creatures, mythological beings and river boat pilots!
Explore the landmark Gothic Revival architecture of the Trinity College campus!
The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford stands on College Hill, so named for Trinity College which originally stood on this site which rises above the flood plain of the Park River which originally flowed through what is today Bushnell Park. Qv. The new State Capitol building was designed by architect Richard Upjohn qv. and was […]