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Portraits Collection Now Available in State Library Digital Collections Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Posted by aramsey in Archives, digital collections, history.
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Connecticut Senate Session of 1925

Connecticut Senate Session of 1925

The Connecticut State Library has recently completed the digitization of a portion of the photographs from the Connecticut General Assembly Portraits (PG 540) which is now available in the Portraits collection in its digital collections.  The collection consists of 192 historical portraits of Connecticut state officials including governors (circa 1862, 1865, 1901-1905, 1925, 1957), constitutionally elected officers (circa 1844-1866, 1901-1912, 1919-1924), executive branch officials (1889-1957), General Assembly members (circa 1844-1957), and General Assembly committees (1889-1935).  From time to time the Connecticut State Library hopes to add to this collection.


Emergency Closing on February 23, 2013 Friday, February 22, 2013

Posted by kabery in CSLmade, updates.
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Due to some emergency sewer line repairs the State Library, Museum of Connecticut History, and Supreme Court building will be closed on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Holiday Closing – Feb. 16-18 Friday, February 15, 2013

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All State Library facilities will be closed Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18 for the holiday.

John E. Cook, Conspirator – Third Thursday Talk at the Connecticut State Library – Feb. 21, 2013 Thursday, February 14, 2013

Posted by kabery in CSLmade, history, Museum, updates.
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Local historian Cynthia Goetz will present the story of John E. Cook at the State Library, Thursday, February 21, starting at noon in Memorial Hall. Cook, a stone-cutter’s son from Haddam, Connecticut became a Captain in John Brown’s army and helped light the spark that ignited the Civil War. Goetz illustrates Cook’s journey from his earliest days in Haddam, including his time spent listening to the fiery sermons of Henry Ward Beecher, through the battlefields of Bleeding Kansas, to his adventures with John Brown at Harper’s Ferry and his final escape and capture on the Underground Railroad. Goetz, who resides in the boyhood home of John E. Cook in Haddam, has done considerable research on Cook – the man whom John Brown considered a traitor to the cause, but whose tombstone describes him as a “noble patriot”.Goetz’s talk will be presented in Memorial Hall, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford as part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday BrownBag Lunchtime speaker series. This series features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut history. All programs are free and open to the public and attendees should feel free to bring their lunch.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Noon – 12:45
Connecticut State Library ~ Memorial Hall

About the State Library: The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library. Visit the State Library at www.cslib/org

Emergency & Holiday Closings – Feb. 8-13 Friday, February 8, 2013

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All Connecticut State Library facilities (including the Museum of Connecticut History) will be closed on Friday, February 8th through Wednesday, February 13th, due to inclement weather and the Lincoln’s Day birthday.