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This page about historic Connecticut is a supplement to Connecticut Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

Go to Connecticut Social Studies - Connecticut History - Capital City Hartford, Connecticut - Connecticut Tourism - Connecticut Disasters - Connecticut Geography - Connecticut Lesson Plans - Connecticut Colleges and Universities


1980 Volume on Connecticut History: Changing Connecticut, 1634 ... ___"The thirteen units contained in this volume were prepared by thirteen secondary school teachers from all over Connecticut during a five-week heat wave in July and August, 1980. The only initial unifying concern was that each author set out to develop a teaching project that focused on Connecticut history." - Text only - From Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute - 

A to Z Kids Stuff | Connecticut __ General information about Connecticut for kids including history resources. - From -

The Colony of Connecticut __ A brief, general overview. - From - 

Connecticut Colonial History ___Learn about the founding of Connecticut by Thomas Hooker. - Text only - From Henry William Elson - 

Connecticut ___A good overview of the history of Connecticut, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease -

Connecticut Colony __ "The Connecticut Colony or Colony of Connecticut was an English colony located in British America that became the U.S. state of Connecticut."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia -  

Connecticut Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From - 

Connecticut Historical Society __ "The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit museum, library, research and educational center. Our mission is to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through exhibitions, programs, and Connecticut-related collections,..."  Learn about the organization goals, accomplishments and more. - illustrated - From -


Connecticut History ___Topics here include early settlers and the Revolutionary War. Links take you to pages outside of this website. - Text only - From the State of Connecticut -

Connecticut - History __ A brief, general overview of the state's history. - From -

Connecticut History Resources __ "Contains about 14000 images of photographs, drawings and prints which may be searched or browsed in a variety of ways, ..." - From -

Connecticut's Heritage Gateway ___"Interested in a quick historical overview of twentieth century Connecticut? Want to know more about John Davenport, the founder of New Haven? The legend of the Charter Oak? The famous inventors, Eli Whitney or Sam Colt? The Prudence Crandall incident or the Amistad case? Master politician John Bailey or the Hurricane of 1938? Click on the Table of Contents or type in a keyword at the right!" - Text only - From the Connecticut Humanities Council (CHC) - 


Connecticut History on the Web ___"This site is devoted to providing history and social studies teachers and their students with materials and lessons on various topics on Connecticut history." Text only - From Mark Williams, a history teacher at The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut -

Connecticut, Timeline of State History __ "Chronological timeline lists important events and dates in this state's history from the 17th thru the 20th century. Find details Connecticut's -firsts- for the state." - From -  

Find a Grave - Connecticut ___Brief biographies of 511 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - 
Historical Museums of Connecticut - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of Connecticut. Learn about historic Connecticut and discover the history of Connecticut people. Locate history museums in Connecticut, state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other Connecticut history data." - illustrated - From -

History of Connecticut __ "Connecticut began as three distinct settlements, referred to at the time as 'Colonies' or 'Plantations'. These ventures gradually were finally combined under a single royal charter in 1662. Thomas Hooker and his congregation left Massachusetts because of religious differences and established Connecticut in 1639. And the story goes on. An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

The History and People of Connecticut __ A multi-page, in depth, overview of Connecticut history. - From - 

The Museum of Connecticut History __ "A Museum of Connecticut Government, Industrial and Military History."  You will find click-to-read articles, exhibits, membership and more. - illustrated - From - 


State of Connecticut History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Connecticut ___A general history of Connecticut overview and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -

Welcome to Connecticut History Online ___"The CHO website currently contains about 14,000 images of photographs, drawings and prints which may be searched or browsed in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject, creator, title and date. Geographical sites may be searched using a Digital Geographic Locator developed by the University of Connecticut's Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC). Descriptions of the images are provided in detailed catalog records. Online learning tools created especially for middle and high school students provide suggestions for interpreting and exploring the database. Additional lesson plans, activities and photo essays designed by teacher advisors and educational consultants will be added in the future." - Illustrated - From Connecticut History Online - 


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