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Jun 15, 2024

 

We love a Sherlock Holmes "who done it" whether it's Basil Rathbone from the 1940s, Benedict Cumberbacth from the 2000s, or Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock's sister Enola Holmes from the 2020s. But it was a Hartford-born actor who gave Sherlock Holmes his signature look - his curved pipe, deerstalker cap...


Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Grating the Nutmeg!

Jun 4, 2024

 

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Grating the Nutmeg!

 

June 1st marks the start of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. To celebrate, we’ve gathered a sampling of episodes that share the incredible stories of Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ history. Click on the links below, and then press play on the next page for your next good story....


Jun 1, 2024

June is PRIDE month and we’re celebrating by bringing you an episode about efforts to bring LGBTQ+ history to light. As one guest, historian William Mann writes, “Throughout its history, Connecticut’s LGBTQ population has moved from leading hidden, solitary lives to claiming visible, powerful, valuable,...


May 15, 2024

 

Did you know that comic books were invented in Connecticut? Well, sort of. There are lots of precedents for printing texts with images. But the origin of mass market comic book printing is 1930s Waterbury, where Eastern Color printing began by re-publishing comic strips from newspapers in magazine form. Eventually...


May 1, 2024

 

It’s Spring in Connecticut and this episode is part of our celebration of May as Historic Preservation Month. Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven is the first planned cemetery in the country. The design of Grove Street Cemetery in the 1790s pioneered several of the features that became standard like family plots and...