Connecticut Historical Society | HamletHub

Miami is witnessing three game-changing mixed-use and transit-oriented developments coming off the drawing board and out of the dirt, one of which is the $2-billion Miami Worldcenter, with office, residential, retail and hotel components.The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) starts a series of conversations about Hartford’s history and future with two major exhibits, four satellite exhibits, six special programs and a downtown walking tour app. Hartford is changing (for better or worse), as it always has. Throughout the city’s history, buildings have been constructed, removed, and re-used, reflecting and shaping Hartford’s identity. Today’s projects such as iQuilt, CTfastrak, Front Street District and Downtown North (DoNo) are shaping Hartford, just as their historic counterparts (e.g., colonial settlement, establishment of the capital, early 20th century immigration and park movement, urban renewal of the 1950’s/1960’s) have done in the past.

Partnering with Connecticut’s Old State HouseHartford Public LibraryFirebox Restaurant at Billings Forge and TheaterWorks, and in conjunction with two recently opened exhibits at the CHS that explore Hartford’s built environment, four satellite exhibitions are opening throughout the city beginning in October 2014. Using photographs, drawings, and other items from the CHS collection, the exhibits will explore different urban planning themes including arts & culture, public education, historic preservation, and housing. Read more