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Musical Forces At the Ivoryton Playhouse

Musical Forces At the Ivoryton Playhouse »

By: Karena Garrity

Steeped in a bath of small town history, the Ivoryton Playhouse is not only iconic for its shows, but also for its narrative. The charming, picturesque... 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 Centennial With Architecture and Antiques  

Madison CT Centennial With Architecture and Antiques   »

By: Rob Marchese

The Madison Historical Society is proud to celebrate its upcoming centennial by hosting this summer’s fifth annual "Tour of Remarkable Homes" which takes... 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

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater 100th

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater 100th »

By: Sherri Daley

Two years after they opened their theatre on West 44th Street in New York City, the Shubert brothers started construction on College Street in New Haven where,... more

The Quest for Longitude

The Quest for Longitude »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

An English artisan with little formal education (but super woodworking skills) developed the navigational device that in the 17th Century charted the course of... more

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time »

By: Paul Adler

Guilford’s rich clock making history gave America the gift of time. One of Connecticut’s most notable historical achievements has been the practice of... more

King-Killers: the Regicide’s Refuge

King-Killers: the Regicide’s Refuge »

By: Chris Pagliuco

The strange history of king-killers on the shoreline For some Americans, our history begins with the mythic story of the black-buckled boots of the first... more

The Carillons of Connecticut

The Carillons of Connecticut »

By: Sherri Daley

Sometime during the 15th century, ingenious bell-ringers in Belgium or the Netherlands (or maybe northern France – no one’s quite sure) devised a way for a... more

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Salt Island is a scrap of rock, crested by low vegetation, so close to Middle Beach in Westbrook that people wade to it at low tide. Only a few rotted pilings... more

Warfare Redux: Fort Trumbull State Park

Warfare Redux: Fort Trumbull State Park »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If only there was a Connecticut state park where could pit your video game skills as a submarine SONAR operator against an enemy vessel; catch films on... more