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State Archives Reopens Windham County County Court Files, 1725-1855 Friday, July 30, 2010

Posted by pbaran in history.
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Some years ago, the State Archives closed several boxes of court files for the Windham County County Court for the years 1725-1855, on account of their condition. Recently, the State Archivist reexamined these files and determined that most of the boxes of files could be reopened. Only a few boxes remain closed due to their fragile condition. Specifically, these are Papers by Subject: Executions, 1771-1847, and Papers by Subject: Miscellaneous, 1747-1855.

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Day Trips with Kids: Fun, Free and Family-Friendly Thursday, July 15, 2010

Posted by kabery in history, Museum, updates.
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Spend some time exploring the seat of state government through tours of Connecticut’s Supreme Court State Capitol and the Museum of Connecticut History.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010

(recommended for children 8 and over)

Activities include:

• a scavenger hunt in the Museum of Connecticut History, where you will find exhibits that trace the growth of
the State and its role in the development of the nation
• visit the State Capitol’s Hall of Flags, which displays flags Connecticut soldiers have carried into battle, and
also learn about the legislative process
• join the Judicial Branch in celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the historic Connecticut Supreme
Court courtroom by visiting and learning about the room where Connecticut’s most important legal rulings have
occurred

Schedule

Tours of the State Capitol/LOB (approximately one hour in duration)
210 Capitol Ave., Hartford
10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.

Tour/Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Ave, Hartford
9:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
1:45 p.m.

Visits to the Supreme Court courtroom (approximately one hour in duration)
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the Legislative Office Building’s cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.jud.ct.gov