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- Fighting for Freedom: Black Soldiers in the Civil War and Connecticut’s 29th Colored RegimentIn 1863, Governor Buckingham authorized a bill calling volunteers to make up the 29th Regiment Colored Volunteers.
- A Brief Glimpse into the History and Fashions of Gay WeddingsConnecticut became one of the first states to legalize gay marriage in 2008, but the fight for marriage equality in the U.S. continued.
- I Thee Wed: Bridal fashion from the CollectionThe white wedding dress is probably the most significant part of the scene but has this always been the case?
- Bittersweet: Chocolate in the American ColoniesCaribbean foods like pineapple, allspice, and cocoa were precious to wealthy port families like Charleston, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
- New Year’s Day TraditionsAs with other cultures, certain traditions were followed on New Year’s Day in colonial America—many of which placed the day above Christmas as a festive day.
- From Henry Street to WestportA nurse and humanitarian, Lillian Wald was a noted pioneer of American public health who lived at the “House on The Pond” in Westport.
- Town Poet Laureate Diane Lowman on The History of Everyday Poetry in WestportA whole host of cultural illuminati have lived or worked in Westport for a time. Famously, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald wrote, and Desi loved Lucy.
- A Note From The Executive Director About Re-OpeningThe exciting news is that our Virtual Museum initiative—created to respond to COVID– has allowed us to focus on engaging the public in a way that we never have before, reaching thousands of people weekly and growing.
- At This Crossroad of History, Which Path Will You Follow?As modern historians, we try to examine history in a holistic way, looking at all sides, examining all perspectives.
- George Washington & The Disinformation Troll: A President’s Week StoryDuring President’s Day—and week—we hear many a story about the glory of George Washington. Today, historians are taking a holistic approach to viewing historical figures—observing all aspects of their life, in as much as the available record allows.
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