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Dec 21, 2019

 

       For your holiday enjoyment, State Historian Walt Woodward has gathered together three historic Connecticut Christmas stories, and a Christmas Song: Francis S. Parsons "The Christmas Party" (1923), Louise Chandler Moulton's "What Came to Olive Haygarth" (1867), Abby Allin's "Old Santa Claus (1850), and Walt...


Nov 18, 2019

How did Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemons use scrapbooks to fight unscrupulous publishers who reprinted his work
without paying him? Why did celebrities like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony keep
scrapbooks? How did abolitionists, suffragettes, and African Americans use scrapbooks to tell their...


Sep 23, 2019

 

         Every Governor of our state makes history, but there have been very few who know their history as well as Connecticut’s current governor Edward M. "Ned" Lamont.”

        In this very special episode, Mary Donohue and Walt Woodward, along with Connecticut Explored publisher Elizabeth Normen and producer...


Aug 18, 2019

Food historian and author of Pizza in New Haven Colin M. Caplin tells State Historian Walt Woodward and co-host Betsy Golden Kellem the fascinating story of the creation and rise to world-class celebrity of New Haven Pizza.

Join us at Modern Apizza in New Haven for a lunch-time food and information feast you won’t...