Considered one of America's most devestating conflicts, King Philip's War had years-long impacts for colonists, and deep-lasting ramifications for Native populations of Southern New England for centuries.
After slaves revolted and took control of the Amistad in 1839, Americans captured the ship off Long Island and imprisoned the slaves in New Haven. A US Supreme Court trial in which Roger Sherman Baldwin and John Quincy Adams defended the slaves, ultimately won them their freedom.
Benedict Arnold of Norwich was one of the great Continental army heroes of the American Revolution before committing treason and joining the British army.
One June night in 1754, Windham residents awoke to a dreadful sound, the source of which has inspired tall tales ever since.
Sister to two of the most famous figures of the 19th century - Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher - Catharine Esther Beecher achieved fame in her own right as an educator, reformer, and writer.
The outbreak of the Pequot War (1636-37) is best understood through an examination of the cultural, political, and economic changes that occurred after the arrival of the Dutch in 1611 and the English in the early 1630s.
Obsessive dedication transformed rubber into a viable commercial material and made the town of Naugatuck one of its leading manufacturing sites in the 1800s.
Best remembered for her short story The Yellow Wallpaper, this Hartford author's larger legacy is a life dedicated to women's issues and social reform.
The Connecticut Charter, which provided the basis for Connecticut government until 1818, was secured because of Connecticut's realization after the restoration of Charles II to the English throne in 1660 that the government of the colony lacked any legal foundation.
On April 23, 1987, twenty-eight workers lost their lives during a collapse at the L'Ambiance Plaza construction site in Bridgeport.
The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England, and for thousands of years, the its abundant resources have drawn inhabitants who shaped and reshaped the surrounding area in meaningful, albeit not always positive, ways.
This profitable exchange brought wealth and sought-after goods to the state but came at the price of supporting slavery in the bargain.
Charter Oak Bridge. Charter Oak State College. Charter Oak Park. Why are so many places and things in Connecticut named after a tree? It all stems from one of Connecticut's most famous legends.