This Week on Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures

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Craftsmen, Artisans, and Living History

For close to four centuries, Connecticut has been home to a diverse mix of peoples; from native American tribes, to the many immigrants and nationalities from around the world. As a result, we have many approaches to making art…a range of craftsmanship, performance, and creativity. 

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Ambitious and Stately

Locations for episode eleven include the Palace Theatre; Connecticut State Capitol; Cheney Brothers Historic District; USS Nautilus and Stanley-Whitman House.

Next Week’s Episode

Featured Highlights

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The Phelps Hatheway House and Garden

The Phelps Hatheway House and Garden tells the fascinating tale of two very wealthy colonial men, the style they lived in and their boom to bust stories. Located in the Main Street Historic District of Suffield, CT, this 18th century home is a renowned architectural masterpiece of the Connecticut River Valley.

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Fort Griswold

Add a touch of reality to your Revolutionary War history lesson with a visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, site of the 1781 massacre led by the traitorous Benedict Arnold.

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Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum is the Hartford, Connecticut home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.