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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...


Nov 23, 2017

 Wall Stain

   Archaeologists working at Wethersfield's Webb-Dean-Stevens Museum recently found something completely unexpected - signs of a 17th century palisade adjacent to the historic house where General Washington met with French Count Rochambeau to plan the campaign that won the American Revolution. Along with the soil...


Oct 26, 2017

      In this special 3 Part series on Witch-Hunting in Connecticut, we investigate the surprising story of witchcraft in colonial Connecticut. Why did Connecticut execute New England's 1st witch? Why was it early New England's fiercest prosecutor of witches (Who knew?) And how did European witch-hunting affect the...


Oct 26, 2017

   In part 3 of our Special Witch-Hunting in Connecticut series, Brenda Miller, Executive Director of the Hartford History Center and I interview historian Richard Ross about his new book, Before Salem: Witch- the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663. Ross's historical spadework provides many new insights into one of...


Sep 18, 2017

       Listen as we take a Connecticut River Museum sunset excursion about the Onrust, a replica of the first European boat to enter the Connecticut, with a teller of tall tales and some very talented young artists - in search of a few million swallows.

       You can travel on the Onrust too. After you listen, we'll...