Lost in New Haven

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Made famous on the New Haven Green. We have many variations of original “Frisbies” at Lost in New Haven.
10/01/2023

Made famous on the New Haven Green. We have many variations of original “Frisbies” at Lost in New Haven.

The surprising story of how the Frisbee, one of the most popular toys in history, got its name from a bakery in Bridgeport, Conn.

Thank you to CT Insider and Randall Beach for this great article about Lost in New Haven!
07/25/2023

Thank you to CT Insider and Randall Beach for this great article about Lost in New Haven!

Robert Greenberg has amassed a colossal collection of New Haven artifacts.

12/09/2022

  On this night in 1967, The Doors, a psychedelic rock band, were scheduled to headline a show at the New Haven Arena. What should have been an ordinary night of music and revelry turned into …

Artifactual evidence of the original Brontasaurus from the Yale Peabody Museum will be on display at Lost in New Haven! ...
11/13/2022

Artifactual evidence of the original Brontasaurus from the Yale Peabody Museum will be on display at Lost in New Haven!

Read here how this magnificent dinosaur skeleton will be updated to reflect a more accurate depiction.

We can’t wait to see its new pose in 2024!

While the Yale Peabody Museum undergoes a historic renovation, many of its prized dinosaur skeletons are being refurbished — and reposed — in Canada.

Another Green light to getting Lost in New Haven! Thank you City Plan Commission for the unanimous vote of approval!
11/07/2022

Another Green light to getting Lost in New Haven! Thank you City Plan Commission for the unanimous vote of approval!

A local artist and historian with a knack for finding lost artifacts has won a key city approval to convert a former Hamilton Street warehouse into his next curatorial space for Elm City ephemera. …

The new permanent location now revealed. . .!
08/30/2022

The new permanent location now revealed. . .!

A local museum nonprofit has purchased a Hamilton Street office and warehouse building that will now serve as the permanent home of New Haven artist and historian Robert Greenberg's ever-expanding collection of Elm City artifacts…

William Lanson…
08/24/2022

William Lanson…

  Though the name Long Wharf is today associated with a number of shops, businesses, ships and projects along the New Haven coastline (not to mention Allen wrenches and cinnamon buns), it orig…

1937 May 7th, 85 Years ago. . . The Hindenburg over the New Haven harbor breakwater on its way to Naval Air Station Lake...
05/07/2022

1937 May 7th, 85 Years ago. . .
The Hindenburg over the New Haven harbor breakwater on its way to Naval Air Station Lakehurst, NJ.

Dig this. I had no idea the story made the front page of the New Haven Register today, above the fold I might add. I tho...
12/28/2021

Dig this.
I had no idea the story made the front page of the New Haven Register today, above the fold I might add.
I thought it was only online behind a pay “wall”. I had to take a selfie on location since I bought a few papers at the Mobil down at Long Wharf.
I can’t wait to unearth more mysteries this spring! Lost in New Haven’s first deep exploration.

Thank you Lucy Gellman for the coverage of this amazing project.
12/15/2021

Thank you Lucy Gellman for the coverage of this amazing project.

Did Benedict Arnold, who went from darling of the Revolutionary War to a loyalist traitor, briefly owned a house at 159 Water St.?

Lost in New Haven begins its first historic exploration!  The plan is that any artifacts and discoveries will be exhibit...
12/14/2021

Lost in New Haven begins its first historic exploration! The plan is that any artifacts and discoveries will be exhibited in the new location when its ready this spring. Hopefully we will discover the entrance to the smuggling tunnel too.

On Arnold's trail: Robert Greenberg Monday with HSC students. Benedict Arnold. A local historian met up with an archaeologist and a scientist in the parking lot of High School in the Community Monday hot on the heels of a mystery: How infamous Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold lived and…

11/21/2021

Do you know a person or project who is innovating the way Connecticut history is researched, documented, interpreted, and/or shared? Nominate that person or project for recognition as a CT Explored Game Changer!

See details and nomination form:
www.ctexplored.org/nominate-a-game-changer-deadline-dec-7-2021/

10/27/2021
04/23/2021

Here at Lost in New Haven we applaud the Peabody Museum for their efforts in saving museum materials from ending up buried and Lost in landfills...

President John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 🇺🇸
11/22/2020

President John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 🇺🇸

Produced by Robert S. Greenberg Items in this video may not be reproduced without permission.

YALE Bowl. Another New Haven first, featured the opening “Game” November 21st, 1914
11/21/2020

YALE Bowl. Another New Haven first, featured the opening “Game” November 21st, 1914

  Today in 1914, over 68,000 fans gathered in the largest sports arena the world had ever seen to watch Yale University’s football team lose to Harvard in a 30 – 0 shutout in the f…

We have an original Bicycle in the Lost in New Haven Collection.
11/20/2020

We have an original Bicycle in the Lost in New Haven Collection.

On November 20, 1866, mechanic Pierre Lallement, a temporary resident of New Haven, Connecticut, received a patent for an improvement in velocipedes.

The History of one of New Haven's most popular historic sites, The Judges Cave.
03/07/2020

The History of one of New Haven's most popular historic sites, The Judges Cave.

  Soon after the then-separate Connecticut and New Haven colonies were established in the 1630s, their country of origin, England, was thrown into a long and brutal civil war pitting English P…

Somewhere Lost in New Haven, The World's First Phone Book!
02/21/2020

Somewhere Lost in New Haven, The World's First Phone Book!

  Thanks to Connecticut inventor and innovator George Coy, the city of New Haven can lay claim to a number of “firsts” related to the early development of the telephone. Within two…

The great William Lanson Wall can still be seen today at the end of the Long Wharf pier that he built.
02/14/2020

The great William Lanson Wall can still be seen today at the end of the Long Wharf pier that he built.

The life of this savvy businessman illustrates the possibilities—and limits—urban Connecticut presented to African Americans in the early 1800s.

Lost in New Haven features Alexis Gage's beautiful wearable creations in the upcoming gift shop. Check out her great art...
02/12/2020

Lost in New Haven features Alexis Gage's beautiful wearable creations in the upcoming gift shop. Check out her great article today in the Daily Nutmeg!

R ocks and foil wrappers were among Alexis Gage’s favorite playthings as a child. Decades later, she still plays with solid and shiny things, only now she uses a blowtorch. Gage’s business card identifies her simply as a “goldsmith,” but she’s also a designer, certified gemologist and reta...

Three more tours...
01/09/2020

Three more tours...

LOST IN NEW HAVEN : An Adventure Into The Elm City’s Cabinet Of Curiosities

12/18/2019

LOST IN NEW HAVEN : An Adventure Into The Elm City’s Cabinet Of Curiosities

Thank you Lucy Gellman for such a great article about Lost in New Haven!
12/13/2019

Thank you Lucy Gellman for such a great article about Lost in New Haven!

Robert Greenberg and his 5,000 object cabinet of curiosities are on the hunt for a new home.

John Brockett wasn't "Lost" in New Haven and here's why...
12/02/2019

John Brockett wasn't "Lost" in New Haven and here's why...

Have a Question? Find the Answer! -- Questions? We get a lot of them and some of the most recent ones have revolved around New Haven's original Nine Squares. So

11/14/2019

  Today in 1939, New Haven-born sailor-turned-shoemaker Paul Sperry received a patent for one of the most famous and enduring pieces of American footwear: the Sperry Top-Sider, or “boat …

Dan Mims was Lost in New Haven, He explored and here's what he found. Thank you Dan for your unique angles and visuals w...
10/11/2019

Dan Mims was Lost in New Haven, He explored and here's what he found. Thank you Dan for your unique angles and visuals with the artifacts!

A photo essay. To view all 31 images, check out the email version of this story. A genuine Whitney Armory rifle. A section of the old Yale Fence carved with “T.W.R. ’33” (as in 1833). The receipt machine from Cutler’s. The—the—Anchor Restaurant sign. sponsored by Splashy headliners thoug...

09/06/2019
In the beginning...
06/30/2019

In the beginning...

Billed as “an adventure into the Elm City’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” around 35 tourgoers braved rainy conditions to attend a second, sold-out visit to New Haven’s newest depot of historic...

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Fascinating talk about the recent excavations at the Benedict Arnold house on Water Street! Preservation Connecticut Office of State Archaeology, Connecticut Lost in New Haven

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p75zn8Tdjtw
Do you get our weekly Arts Paper newsletter? Lots of goodness this week from Lost in New Haven + HSC - High School in the Community, Arts in CT Corps, Nathan Hale School New Haven, CT and Barnard Environmental Magnet School, The Moon Shells, and artists Thabisa and Nadine Nelson. Check it out!
Thanks to Lost in New Haven Founder Rob Greenberg for letting us spend some time with him, students at HSC - High School in the Community, and folks from the Office of State Archaeology, Connecticut, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA-CT) yesterday! Get the scoop on some pretty cool history here.
Maybe some readers can help me update this list:

We spent a lot of time on this story. Thanks to Robert S Greenberg for opening his Lost in New Haven collection to us.
The southernmost segment of the Mill River Trail is officially marked, and we couldn't be more excited about future plans for green infrastructure, more student-driven public art, and other improvement projects in the works! Check out this great article by Allan Appel in the New Haven Independent - then head out and walk the trail.

Many thanks to REI, Lots of Fish, Lost in New Haven, Cold Spring School, John S. Martinez Sea & Sky STEM Magnet School, Mill River Trail Advocates, J.R. Logan, and all who made this project possible. More to come!



https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/mill_river_trail_southern_segment/?fbclid=IwAR0YHFNgFxtfwaune-qGi5FPJ7hnfuscHoNgCkInFiwtDJEPav6ZDAm7LoE