Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Exploring Connecticut and the Slave Trade: Tuesday, April 21 at Noon

View as PDF

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116

Hartford, CT – On Tuesday, April 21 Connecticut’s Old State House will explore the Nutmeg State’s seldom discussed role in America’s slave trade as it welcomes historian Anne Farrow, author of The Logbooks: Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory, to be the featured speaker during the next installment of Conversations at Noon. Farrow has spent the last decade exploring the content and meaning of an 18th-century New London slave ship’s set of logbooks. Her new book discusses three 1757 voyages of the slave ship Africa, including a journey from New London to the tiny island of Bence in Sierra Leone to take on fresh water and slaves.  These voyages, documented by the ship owner’s son, unearth new realities of Connecticut’s slave trade and question how we could have forgotten this part of our past so completely. 

Following Farrow’s talk, she will be joined by Dr. Robert Wolff, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, and Dr. Allegra di Bonaventura, author of For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England, for a panel discussion moderated by the Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) Diane Smith. Following the program, there will be a book signing with Ms. Farrow and Dr. di Bonaventura in the Old State House Shop.

This installment of Conversations at Noon is co-sponsored with the Stanley Whitman House. This program is free to attend and begins promptly at Noon on Tuesday, April 21.

Located in Hartford, a short walk from the Wadsworth, Connecticut’s Old State House served as a seat of government for the Constitution State from 1796 to 1878. The Old State House Shop, located on the Main Street side of the building, provides visitors an opportunity to purchase great, quality-made Connecticut and Hartford themed gifts, products and apparel. The interactive History is All Around Us exhibition by the Connecticut Historical Society, located in the Mortensen Gallery of the lower level of the Old State House, allows visitors to explore over 300 years of Hartford and Connecticut history. For more information on admission prices, upcoming events and parking discounts nearby, become a fan of Connecticut’s Old State House on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit us online at http://www.ctoldstatehouse.org.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

250 Students Compete at Annual History Day Regional Contest in Hartford: Finalists Move on to Connecticut State Contest on May 9 at CCSU

View Results

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov
(860) 26-1553 ext. 116

Hartford, CT This past Saturday, March 28, 2015, over 250 students representing the communities of Bristol, Hartford, East Granby and East Windsor presented their History Day projects to judges at the Hartford Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest at Capital Community College.

History Day participants can choose to present their projects, which must be based on this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History, within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The final results from the History Day in Connecticut Regional Contest can be seen here.

The following schools took part in the Hartford Regional Contest:
 
Bulkeley High School, Hartford
Capital Preparatory Magnet, Hartford
Classical Magnet School, Hartford
East Granby Middle School, East Granby
East Windsor Middle School, East Windsor
Renzulli Academy, Hartford

History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).  History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House. Support comes from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations and ConnecticutHistory.org.  Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.  For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Learn more about History Day in Connecticut by visiting its webpage http://ct.nhd.org, liking the program on Facebook, or following on Twitter.  The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.

Monday, March 30, 2015

250 Students Compete at Annual History Day Regional Contest in Manchester: Finalists Move on to Connecticut State Contest on May 9 at CCSU

View as PDF
View Results

Manchester, CT This past Saturday, March 28, 2015, over 250 students representing the communities of Bloomfield, Broad Brook, Coventry, Cromwell, Ellington, Enfield, Granby, Manchester, Portland, Putnam, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Windsor Locks and Vernon  presented their History Day projects to judges at the Manchester Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest at Manchester High School.

State Representatives Kelly Luxenberg and Mark Tweedie presented awards to students who placed within the top three of their respective categories at an Award Ceremony that took place at the end of the day.

History Day participants can choose to present their projects, which must be based on this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History, within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The final results from the History Day in Connecticut Regional Contest can be viewed here.

The following schools took part in the Manchester Regional Contest:
 
Vernon Center Middle School, Vernon
JFK Middle School, Enfield
Portland Middle School, Portland
Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield
Cromwell High School, Cromwell
Timothy Edwards Middle School, South Windsor
Granby Memorial Middle School, Granby
St. Edward School, Stafford Springs
Putnam Science Academy, Putnam
Ellington High School, Ellington
East Windsor Middle School, Broad Brook
Manchester High School, Manchester
Coventry High School, Coventry

History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).  History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House. Support comes from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations and ConnecticutHistory.org.  Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.  For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Learn more about History Day in Connecticut by visiting its webpage http://ct.nhd.org, liking the program on Facebook, or following on Twitter.  The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.

 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Over 250 Students to Compete at Hartford History Day Contest – Sat., March 28: Contest to Take Place at Capital Community College

View as PDF

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116

Hartford, CT - On Saturday, March 28 over 250 students representing the communities of Bristol, Hartford, East Granby and East Windsor will present their History Day projects to judges at the Hartford Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest. The contest will take place at Capital Community College and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will be in attendance to assist with the Awards Ceremony.

Students in grades 6-12 have spent months researching a history topic of their own choice related to this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History. Participants can choose to present their projects within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. From there, state winners will be invited to represent Connecticut at the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in June.

The Award Ceremony is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start time.  The names of winning students and entries will be posted on the History Day in Connecticut website (ct.nhd.org) the Monday after the contest. Hartford is one of the six History Day in Connecticut Regional Contests held in Connecticut throughout March. The Manchester Regional Contest will take place on the same day at Manchester High School in Manchester. The Torrington, New Haven, Fairfield and Mansfield Regional Contests took place earlier this month.  

The following schools will be represented at the Hartford Regional Contest:
 
Bulkeley High School, Hartford
Capital Preparatory Magnet, Hartford
Classical Magnet School, Hartford
East Granby Middle School, East Granby
East Windsor Middle School, East Windsor
Renzulli Academy, Hartford

History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).  History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House with support from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.  For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Learn more about History Day in Connecticut by visiting its webpage http://ct.nhd.org, liking the program on Facebook, or following on Twitter.  The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.


Over 250 Students to Compete at Manchester History Day Contest – Sat., March 28: Contest to Take Place at Manchester High School

View as PDF

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116

Manchester, CT - On Saturday, March 28 over 250 students representing the communities of Bloomfield, Broad Brook, Coventry, Cromwell, Ellington, Enfield, Granby, Manchester, Portland, Putnam, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Windsor Locks and Vernon  will present their History Day projects to judges at the Manchester Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest. The contest will take place at Manchester High School and State Representatives Kelly Luxenberg and Mark Tweedie will be in attendance to assist with handing out prizes at the Award Ceremony.

Students in grades 6-12 have spent months researching a history topic of their own choice related to this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History. Participants can choose to present their projects within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. From there, state winners will be invited to represent Connecticut at the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in June.

The Award Ceremony is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start time.  The names of winning students and entries will be posted on the History Day in Connecticut website (ct.nhd.org) the Monday after the contest. Manchester is one of the six History Day in Connecticut Regional Contests held in Connecticut throughout March. The Hartford Regional Contest will take place on the same day in downtown Hartford. The Torrington, New Haven, Fairfield and Mansfield Regional Contests took place earlier this month.
 

The following schools will be represented at the Manchester Regional Contest:
 
Vernon Center Middle School, Vernon
JFK Middle School, Enfield
Portland Middle School, Portland
Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield
Cromwell High School, Cromwell
Timothy Edwards Middle School, South Windsor
Granby Memorial Middle School, Granby
St. Edward School, Stafford Springs
Putnam Science Academy, Putnam
Ellington High School, Ellington
East Windsor Middle School, Broad Brook
Manchester High School, Manchester
Coventry High School, Coventry

History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).  History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House with support from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, and ConnecticutHistory.org.  Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.  For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Learn more about History Day in Connecticut by visiting its webpage http://ct.nhd.org, liking the program on Facebook, or following on Twitter.  The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.

Monday, March 23, 2015

200 Students Compete at Annual History Day Regional Contest in Mansfield: Finalists Move on to Connecticut State Contest on May 9 at CCSU

View as PDF
View Results

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116

Mansfield, CT This past Saturday, March 21, 2015, over 200 students representing the communities of Bolton, Coventry, East Windsor, Farmington, Mansfield, Montville, Willington, Stonington and Woodstock presented their History Day projects to judges at the Mansfield Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest at Mansfield Middle School.

State Senator Mae Flexer presented awards to students who placed within the top three of their respective categories at an Award Ceremony that took place at the end of the day.

History Day participants can choose to present their projects, which must be based on this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History, within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The final results from the History Day in Connecticut Regional Contest are available here.

The following schools took part in the Mansfield Regional Contest:
Captain Nathan Hale Middle School, Coventry
Mansfield Middle School, Mansfield
E.O. Smith High School, Storrs
Talcott Mountain Academy, Private School
Woodstock Middle School, Woodstock
Mystic Middle School, Stonington
Bolton High School, Bolton
Classical Magnet School, Hartford
East Windsor Middle School, East Windsor
Tyl Middle School, Montville
Hall Memorial School, Willington
Farmington High School, Farmington
King Phillip Middle School, West Hartford

The final two Regional Contests in Hartford and Manchester are set to take place this coming Saturday, March 28.

History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).  History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House. Support comes from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations and ConnecticutHistory.org.  Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.  For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Learn more about History Day in Connecticut by visiting its webpage http://ct.nhd.org, liking the program on Facebook, or following on Twitter.  The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.

300 Students Compete at Annual History Day Regional Contest in Fairfield: Finalists Move on to Connecticut State Contest on May 9 at CCSU

View as PDF
View Results

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
chris.zaccaro@cga.ct.gov
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116


Fairfield, CT This past Saturday, March 21, 2015, over 300 students representing the communities of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Middlebury, Newtown,  Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Southbury, Stamford, Wallingford, Weston, Westport and Wilton presented their History Day projects to judges at the Fairfield Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest at Fairfield University.


State Senator Tony Hwang and State Representatives Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Laura Devlin and Brenda Kupchick presented awards to students who placed within the top three of their respective categories at an Award Ceremony that took place at the end of the day. Judges, students and their families were also entertained by the Coastal Chordsmen, a Bridgeport-based non-profit men's chorus known for their entertaining a cappella performances.

History Day participants can choose to present their projects, which must be based on this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History, within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The final results from the History Day in Connecticut Regional Contest are available here.

The following schools took part in the Fairfield Regional Contest:
 
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford
Fairfield Woods Middle School, Fairfield
Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield
Academy at Little River Farm (homeschool), Redding
Bedford Middle School, Westport
Madison Middle School, Trumbull
Turn of the River Middle School, Stamford
Memorial Middle School, Middlebury
Shelton Intermediate School, Shelton
6 to 6 Magnet School, Bridgeport
Wilton High School, Wilton
Weston Middle School, Weston
Rochambeau Middle School, Southbury
Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield
Pomperaug High School, Southbury
Academy of Information Technology & Engineering, Stamford
Staples High School, Westport
Bridgeport Military Academy, Bridgeport
Homeschool – Newtown, Sandy Hook
Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich
Cairn Hill Academy, Weston
Crowley Homeschool, Ridgefield
Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
Phoenix Prep, Newtown

History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).  History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House. The Fairfield Regional Contest was co-sponsored with Fairfield University’s Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. Support comes from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations and ConnecticutHistory.org.  Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.  For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or rebecca.taber-conover@cga.ct.gov.

Learn more about History Day in Connecticut by visiting its webpage http://ct.nhd.org, liking the program on Facebook, or following on Twitter.  The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.