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Interesting project!
01/08/2024

Interesting project!

Do you have a family bible? Like many family bibles, does it contain family records, or possibly letters and photos? That information can be a goldmine to genealogical researchers! On January 20 and 22, the Windsor Historical Society and the Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter DAR are partnering at the Historical Society to help gather and preserve that information for use by the public.

After checking that your bible contains family records, sign-up here to reserve a time to bring in your bible and have the records photographed for inclusion in the DAR’s Genealogical Research System. This system, open to the public, contains a wide variety of genealogy data bases and records, as well as over 84,000 bible records! Your records will be photographed, transcribed, indexed and made available to the public.

Pages from ANY Bible in ANY language are eligible, as long as they contains family records. The data and individuals do NOT have to have to be related to the Revolutionary War. Churches and other organizations with bibles are encouraged to participate as well.

FREE but pre-registration encouraged. Register for a morning or afternoon slot on either Saturday, January 20 or Monday, January 22.

To expedite the scanning process, download a bible scanning intake form on our website: https://windsorhistoricalsociety.org/event/family-bible-scanning-days/ and fill it out ahead of your appointment. Be sure to print and bring it with you (or email to [email protected]).

Note: We will only be scanning bible pages with family information, plus the book cover and title page. Only books in stable physical condition will be digitized.

Discover your home’s history at this month’s “What's in the Whitney Library?” program at the New Haven Museum! We have a...
01/07/2024

Discover your home’s history at this month’s “What's in the Whitney Library?” program at the New Haven Museum! We have a treasure trove of records on many historic homes in the New Haven area! Come see if yours is in the collection during this free event on Sat., Jan. 20, 2024, from 12- 4 p.m. (snow date Jan. 27). You may discover who lived in your home, who built it, or how it was originally designed. We’ll use resources like city directories, Sanborn maps, and the Arnold Dana Scrapbook Collection to dive into the history of your historic home!

Program is free. Space is limited. Registration is recommended here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/whats-in-the-whitney-library-research-your-tickets-155501

There’s still time for a historic winter trolley ride…!
01/06/2024

There’s still time for a historic winter trolley ride…!

All aboard! Take a ride through the tunnel of lights and learn all about trolleys in East Windsor with CT LIVE! Correspondent Jackie Post.

Today 1- 3 p.m.! Join us for this fantastic Whitney Workshop at the New Haven Museum and decorate hexagonal snowflake or...
01/06/2024

Today 1- 3 p.m.! Join us for this fantastic Whitney Workshop at the New Haven Museum and decorate hexagonal snowflake ornaments! Choose from a variety of patterns designed by Eli Whitney Museum apprentices, and add your special touch with a splash of color! Materials fee: $3, or 2 for $5. All ages. No registration needed!

Tomorrow 1- 3 p.m.! We’ll celebrate the season and decorate hexagonal snowflake ornaments. Choose from a variety of patt...
01/05/2024

Tomorrow 1- 3 p.m.! We’ll celebrate the season and decorate hexagonal snowflake ornaments. Choose from a variety of patterns designed by Eli Whitney Museum apprentices, and add your special touch with a splash of color! Materials fee: $3, or 2 for $5. All ages. No registration needed!

Check out this new endeavor by John Mills, whose recent lecture on the 29th Colored Regiment riveted the NHM audience!
01/02/2024

Check out this new endeavor by John Mills, whose recent lecture on the 29th Colored Regiment riveted the NHM audience!

Can you spare a minute to help this campaign?

Our thoughts are with the Yale and New Haven communities mourning the loss of Willie Ruff.
01/01/2024

Our thoughts are with the Yale and New Haven communities mourning the loss of Willie Ruff.

(The following obit was published by the Yale School of Music. Click here to read and listen to an interview Brian Slattery did with Willie Ruff about his life, in the Independent and on WNHH…

Join us for the next Whitney Workshop at the New Haven Museum on Sat., Jan. 6, 1 - 3 p.m.! We’ll celebrate the season an...
12/31/2023

Join us for the next Whitney Workshop at the New Haven Museum on Sat., Jan. 6, 1 - 3 p.m.! We’ll celebrate the season and decorate hexagonal snowflake ornaments. Choose from a variety of patterns designed by Eli Whitney Museum apprentices, and add your special touch with a splash of color! Materials fee: $3, or 2 for $5. All ages. No registration needed!

The Museum will be closed Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2024. Safe and happy holidays to all!
12/29/2023

The Museum will be closed Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2024. Safe and happy holidays to all!

Discover your home’s history at this month’s “What's in the Whitney Library?” program at the New Haven Museum! We have a...
12/29/2023

Discover your home’s history at this month’s “What's in the Whitney Library?” program at the New Haven Museum! We have a treasure trove of records on many historic homes in the New Haven area! Come see if yours is in the collection during this free event on Sat., Jan. 20, 2024, from 12- 4 p.m. (snow date Jan. 27). You may discover who lived in your home, who built it, or how it was originally designed. We’ll use resources like city directories, Sanborn maps, and the Arnold Dana Scrapbook Collection to dive into the history of your historic home! No registration needed!

The Whitney Library in the New Haven Museum is open to anyone interested in the past of the city of New Haven. With tens of thousands of documents, books, and archives, the Whitney Library is the most expansive collection of New Haven texts in the city.

Space is limited, register here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/whats-in-the-whitney-library-research-your-tickets-155501

12/28/2023

NEW HAVEN. Conn. (WTNH) — Tuesday marks the start of Kwanzaa. It’s an annual weeklong celebration of African-American culture which culminates on New Year’s Day. There are events …

We’re continuing the run of our exhibition, “Profiles: Ruth McIntosh Cogswell and Dorothy Cogswell,” which highlights tw...
12/28/2023

We’re continuing the run of our exhibition, “Profiles: Ruth McIntosh Cogswell and Dorothy Cogswell,” which highlights two remarkable women and the students and protégées they inspired at a pivotal time! Ruth McIntosh Cogswell (1885-1944) and her daughter, Dorothy Cogswell (1909-2008). The exhibition’s photographs, watercolors, pencil drawings and silhouettes give a glimpse of the New Haven arts scene in the early 20th century and allows present-day audiences to consider the role women played in establishing the local arts community that exists today!
More: https://www.newhavenmuseum.org/education/current-exhibitions/

How was your holiday? The Museum reopens Dec. 27.photo: Gene Gorlick
12/26/2023

How was your holiday? The Museum reopens Dec. 27.

photo: Gene Gorlick

Merry Christmas to all from the New Haven Museum! Christmas Greeting Card With Two Girls Ice Skating, Raphael Tuck & Son...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas to all from the New Haven Museum!

Christmas Greeting Card With Two Girls Ice Skating, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1883.

Boys Sleighing, George Harvey, 1846. The boys pictured here are on Mill Rock, with East Rock and Lake Whitney in the bac...
12/24/2023

Boys Sleighing, George Harvey, 1846.
The boys pictured here are on Mill Rock, with East Rock and Lake Whitney in the background. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Fulton, 1958.

From military heroism to infamy, Benedict Arnold’s name has become synonymous with treasonous behavior. On Jan. 25, 2024...
12/23/2023

From military heroism to infamy, Benedict Arnold’s name has become synonymous with treasonous behavior. On Jan. 25, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., author Jack Kelly will offer an exploration of the triumphs, flaws, and motivations of Arnold during a Zoom presentation. The free event will also stream on FB Live.

This is the inaugural event of NH250, an ongoing series of programming developed by NHM to complement “America 250.” Culminating with the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the series will highlight inclusive, local, and lesser-known stories, connecting past and present.

Basing the presentation on his new book, “God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man,” Kelly will offer a reevaluation of Arnold’s career, show his string of heroic achievements, and speculate on what may have prompted Arnold’s betrayal.

Are all your presents under the tree yet?Christmas Interior at an unidentified house,  Thomas S Bronson,  c. 1910.
12/22/2023

Are all your presents under the tree yet?

Christmas Interior at an unidentified house, Thomas S Bronson, c. 1910.

We were delighted to host this special program with The Foote School!
12/21/2023

We were delighted to host this special program with The Foote School!

Check out our holiday hours! The New Haven Museum will be closed Dec. 23-26, 2023 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2024. Safe and hap...
12/21/2023

Check out our holiday hours! The New Haven Museum will be closed Dec. 23-26, 2023 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2024. Safe and happy holidays to all!

Christmas Tree Lighting, 1964, Joseph G. Pettis, Sr. (1908-1994) from the Joseph Pettis Collection, New Haven Museum.

We are deeply saddened at the loss of Al Marder - a  dedicated community leader who walked the walk for 101 years.
12/20/2023

We are deeply saddened at the loss of Al Marder - a dedicated community leader who walked the walk for 101 years.

Al Marder, who spent most of a century organizing local and international peace efforts from his home base of New Haven, died on Tuesday. He died one month shy of his 102nd birthday and less…

St. John's Tower, Warren Hunting Smith, undated.
12/18/2023

St. John's Tower, Warren Hunting Smith, undated.

This holiday throwback   episode explores New Haven’s history of beer production and the local bars and venues that brou...
12/16/2023

This holiday throwback episode explores New Haven’s history of beer production and the local bars and venues that brought New Haveners together!

Join Jason Bischoff-Wurstle for Episode 8 of our Micro-Histories series – Holiday Cheers: Cafe Nine and Armada Brewing Co. For more information visit www.new...

It’s International Tea Day!This patent from 1897 describes a pot attachment invented by Joseph Racow of New Haven, Conne...
12/15/2023

It’s International Tea Day!
This patent from 1897 describes a pot attachment invented by Joseph Racow of New Haven, Connecticut. The invention would keep pots, tea kettles, etc. from boiling over.

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