Join us IN PERSON for a Keney Park Reunion!  We’d like to hear your memories of spending time in Keney Park, and give you a chance to learn about the role the park has played in Hartford over the years. We will also get a chance to learn about theRead More →

Map of Hartford 1896, detail

The Jewish Historical Society has transformed its popular bus tour of Hartford, using an online “story map.” Click here to go to the map; you can scroll through the left-hand column to explore the city’s Jewish history, or click on a point on the map to learn more. The onlineRead More →

  As the ongoing pandemic means that we spend some of our family time virtually – on Zoom or other platforms, why not take this unique opportunity to connect with relatives to learn more about your family history? Using a digital device is an easy way to record, share andRead More →

While gathering around the holiday table or just getting together, use this perfect opportunity to collect and document family history. Everyone can contribute by compiling questions and the younger generation can assist with the interview process. A few tips – Always prepare and test audio equipment Use words such asRead More →

Our 2019 debut item for Artifact of the Month is this adorable Corona XC-R Yiddish typewriter. The serial number 640285 dates this typewriter to 1929, when Smith & Corona Typewriters, Inc. was manufacturing portable folding typewriters popular with journalists and home users. The company’s 1920s manual boasts that its productRead More →