In Episode 3, we explore downtown New Haven and Yale University, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the Litchfield Historical Society, and Elizabeth Park.
Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house and National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut that was once the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Stowe lived in this house for the last 23 years of her life.
In 1878, James W. Beardsley donated 100 acres of land to the city of Bridgeport based on the promise that the city would always use the land as a park. In 1920, the city embarked on a campaign to create a zoo and officially opened its doors two years later. The Beardsley Zoo celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2012 and remains the only zoo in Connecticut.
Since 1856 the Litchfield Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Litchfield County, Connecticut, through its museum, research library, and historic house. Elizabeth Park is a city park located in Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut. It is covers 102 acres and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.