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Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Madison Historical Society will host its seventh annual Tour of Remarkable Homes on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. The self-guided tour will... more

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House Has it All

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House Has it All »

By: Rob Marchese

New Haven’s Pardee-Morris House is a veritable haven for cultural events throughout this summer.  From its Twilight Concerts to art exhibits and fit walks,... more

The Village of Noank, Connecticut

The Village of Noank, Connecticut »

By: Deb Cohen

Noank is a village on a small peninsula, vaguely ear-shaped, at the western edge of the entrance to Mystic River Harbor. With water on three sides and the... more

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Streamlining in design refers to a style applied to manufactured objects in the 1930s and 40s. Designers and manufacturers were eager to increase... more

Equal Day and Night…

Equal Day and Night… »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the day and night will be of almost equal duration. Conventional wisdom suggests that on the equinox everybody on Earth gets... more

Stone Walls of Connecticut

Stone Walls of Connecticut »

By: Staff

Have you ever noticed how many stone walls there are in Connecticut? Have you ever wondered who made them? And where they got all of those rocks? Early... more

New Shoreline Holiday Traditions

New Shoreline Holiday Traditions »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Old New England history is so evident in Madison's many remaining antique buildings. This quaint Connecticut community has everyone falling in love with its... more

Haunted Haunts; The Daniel Packer Inne

Haunted Haunts; The Daniel Packer Inne »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

I'm a bit of an anomaly; I started drinking coffee at nine, didn't like cake till my late teens, and routinely wear authentic Disney Princess dresses (except... more

Greenwich Polo Ponies

Greenwich Polo Ponies »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Connecticut, Greenwich Polo Club was established in 1981 and is recognized as one of the elite high-goal polo venues... more

Celebrate your lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale.

Celebrate your lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed.  Recorded in history of ancient Iraq and Egypt. Beer... more

The Mystic Museum of Art

The Mystic Museum of Art »

By: Richard Malinsky

There is more to see in Mystic, CT than the well known historic seaport, aquarium, and bustling shops downtown.  Visitors to the area should consider... more

Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport

Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport »

By: Richard Malinsky

If you are planning a trip to visit historic Mystic Seaport don’t miss the opportunity to see two outstanding exhibitions of world-class photography that... more

Madison CT With Architecture and Antiques  

Madison CT With Architecture and Antiques   »

By: Rob Marchese

The Madison Historical Society is proud to celebrate its upcoming centennial by hosting this summer’s "Tour of Remarkable Homes". The tour, likely to draw... more

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way »

By: Sherri Daley

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way As tired as they perhaps were of wearing scratchy animal skin clothes, the Mattabesec Indians could have used... more

Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places

Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places »

By: Tom Soboleski

In search sinister graveyards and scary apparitions That ancient pagan holiday celebrating all things macabre is upon us. Halloween, feast of ghouls and... more

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion »

By: Owen McDonald

Spicer Mansion, Mystic Connecticut The Napoleonic Wars, the whaling boom, discovery of gold in California—brute force shaped maritime life in the early... more

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures?

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures? »

By: Wick Griswold

Weird tales of the shoreline’s hidden riches Centuries after their last voyages, pirates still conjure elemental excitement in our collective imagination.... more

Animals and Spirits

Animals and Spirits »

By: Sherri Daley

Associations of animals and spirits is universally human Perhaps at twilight, you saw a fox. Crouched low to the ground, ready to run, its eyes caught a... more

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

The following story of deviant sex in Colonial Connecticut is definitely not for the faint of heart, the weak of constitution, or those offended by the baser... more

Fear of Witches in Early Connecticut

Fear of Witches in Early Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

Decades before Salem’s witch panic, the fear of witches (wiccaphobia) in early Connecticut was pervasive and contagious. In fact, the state executed more... more