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Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is fun for the child in all of us. Originally designed by Russian immigrants Stein & Goldstein in 1914, the carousel operated in Albany NY until 1940 when it was moved to Meyers Lake Amusement Park in Canton Ohio. The Carousel came to Hartford in 1974 and is one of only three […]


Festival of Trees & Traditions

The Womens Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum presents the 38th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions from December 2, 2011 through December 11, 2011 (closed on Monday December 5, 2011). The Festival’s Program varies each day. For a day-to-day schedule of activities and performances go to http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/festival-of-trees-traditions/upcoming/. Stroll through the halls of the Wadsworth Atheneum and […]


Taste of Hartford 2011

The Taste of Hartford begins todays! This is a terrific opportunity to try many of Hartford’s world-class restaurants at an affordable price – only $23 for a three-course meal! Wow! Participating restaurants are located throughout the City of Hartford. Click on the link below to view the list of the participating restaurants and their respective “Taste […]


A Victorian Holiday in Hartford CT

Have you ever thought about what Christmas was like during the Victorian period (late 1800’s)? Travel back in time and get a glimpse of a Victorian Christmas on Sunday, December 12 between 5pm and 8pm on Farmington Avenue in Hartford’s West End. The Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain homes will be authentically decorated and the halls […]


2010 Holiday Tour of the People’s House

CT Governor’s Residence VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL   A prominent industrialist, George C. F. Williams, built the Georgian Revival style residence in 1909 at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford CT’s West-End. In 1943 the State of Connecticut decided that the Governor should have a “special” house, much like the President has the White House. The State acquired the home […]


The Colt Armory, Hartford CT

In 1855 Samuel Colt built a firearms factory in what is now called Dutch Point. To draw attention to his factory and the City of Hartford, Colt had the “Blue Onion” dome with cast bronze colt erected at the top of his factory. The “Blue Onion” dome has been a conversational piece since it topped […]


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