Wedding Gowns through the Decades

Thursday, July 16 at 2:00pm

Professor Laura Crow, Director of the UCONN Historical Costume and Textile Collection, will talk about the history of the American wedding gown.

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They All Danced the Hora, Jewish Wedding Scenes in Hollywood Films

Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00pm

Professor Elizabeth Pleck, co-author of Cinderella Dreams, The Allure of the Lavish Wedding, will highlight and critique scenes of Jewish weddings in American cinema. Professor Barbara Sicherman, Trinity College, will introduce Dr. Pleck.

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Tour of Jewish Cuba

Join the Society on a community wide trip to Jewish Cuba.

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Historic Hartford Bus Tour

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Breaking the Glass: The American Jewish Wedding

June 26 - September 30, 2015

Chase Family Gallery, Mandell Jewish Community Center

Featuring vintage wedding gowns from the UConn Historical Costume and Textile Collection, ancient ketubot reproductions from the Judaica Collection, Beinecke Library, Yale University, and JHSGH archival photographs.

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Historic Hartford Synagogues, An Online Exhibit

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Please enjoy our latest online exhibit by clicking the link above

Connecticut Jewish Farmers

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Now on display at the Society


A Brief Look Back; A Historical Overview of the Jewish Legal Community of Hartford, Connecticut


This newly published scholarly journal by the JHSGH documents more than 100 years of legal history in the greater Hartford area and acknowledges the noteworthy contributions of individuals and firms through these decades. It features a historical narrative, as well as oral history interviews and personal recollections from a number of lawyers and judges.

Revisiting Our Neighborhoods: Stories from Hartford Past

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An anthology of stories set in Hartford's North End as well as in downtown, the South End, and the West End. The 135 contributors to this collection fondly recall unforgettable memories of friendship, family, and community.

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A Life of the Land: Connecticut's Jewish Farmers

The story of the resilience and perseverance of CT Jewish farmers and how they impacted their local communities.