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Apr 15, 2018

  1. America's First Law School, Sarah Pierce's Academy, & The Way We Mourned

It was home to America’s first law school and to one of the first schools in which a woman could get a real education. Litchfield today is one of Connecticut’s prettiest towns. Join state historian Walt Woodward on a field trip to the...

Apr 2, 2018

Episode Notes. Episode 46

Staying on the Land: Five Generations of Connecticut Pioneers


Political unrest, religious dissension, women’s rights, and mental health-stories from today’s news? All this happens in Thy Children’s Children by historian Diana McCain. It’s the story of a real family, the Lyman’s of...

Mar 15, 2018

     On the 200th anniversary of the creation of the state Constitution of 1818, we remember one of Connecticut's least well known but most important events. Hear State Historian Walter Woodward's Old State House talk about the events that led to the Constitution of 1818, and all that document did and didn't do.

Feb 20, 2018

   When co-host Brenda Miller suggested we do a podcast with the authors of a new book about America's first (1796) cookbook, I thought a culinary episode might be a nice change of pace. 

   What we found, though, is that Keith Staveley and Kathleen Fitzgerald have not only written an extraordinary history of Amelia...

Jan 21, 2018

Americans moved out of the cities and into the suburbs in droves after World War II looking for single-family homes. In this episode, we talk with the experts about Connecticut’s history of steering certain people to certain neighborhoods through restrictive covenants, racial and religious discrimination, and federal...