Posts Categorized: History

Connecticut First in Flight?

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Gustave Whitehead, above with his daughter Rose, is believed by some aviation historians to have preceeded the Wright brothers by as much as three years with a manned flight. Photograph from Corbis.

  Connecticut’s House of Representatives is seeking to unseat North Carolina as the state with a claim to “First in Flight.”   The House amended a bill Thursday with language to change Connecticut’s statutes to recognize Gustave Whitehead each year on “Powered Flight Day,” rather… Read more »

Long-Awaited Danbury History Book to Benefit Friends of Danbury Musem & Historical Society Authority

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The Danbury Museum's Huntington Hall.  Photo: Mike Duffy/The News Times

  The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Danbury’s Third Century: From Urban Status to Tricentennial, produced by Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) and written by Dr. Herbert Janick, Emeritus Professor at WCSU and William Devlin, a… Read more »

Lunch with America’s First Female Lanscape Architect at the Danbury Museum

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Beatrix Farrand, America's first female landscape architect.

  On Friday, March 22, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting a a lovely lunch buffet with guest speaker Colleen Plimpton as she presents Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered, a 45-minute, first-person presentation of the life, times, and work of this distinguished “landscape gardener.”   Beatrix Farrand… Read more »

“A Short History of the Connecticut Forest” Lecture at WestConn November 28

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  Forestry and horticulture expert Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward will visit Danbury’s Western Connecticut State University to discuss the history of the Connecticut forest and explain its evolution on Wednesday, November 28 at 4pm. Ward’s talk, “A Short History of the Connecticut Forest” will be… Read more »