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Happy Birthday Albert Einstein: Sailing the CT Coast

By Phil Devlin. In the month of September, 1905, Einstein's paper on the special theory of relativity is published in the Annalen der Physik.The renowned physicist,...

Part 2: Horatio Strother’s Pioneering Work – “The Underground Railroad in Connecticut”

By Philip R. Devlin Last week's column dealt principally with the life of scholar, athlete, and author Horatio Strother. Though born in New York City,...

Connecticut Black History Month: Remarkable Work of Horatio T. Strother of Higganum

By Philip R. Devlin. The former resident of both Middletown and Higganum — and history teacher at Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam — published...

Native American Stone Structures in Killingworth

Submitted by Marjorie Tietjen. (Jan. 4, 2021) -- New England is well known for its miles upon miles of stone walls spreading across the countryside....

Sunday Morning Sneak Attack: A Pacific Incident

By Phillip R. Devlin. (Dec. 7, 2020) -- “The unsuspecting navy ships lay peaceably in their Pacific harbor that winter morning. A world away, the...

On the Road with HHS: Three Oaks Restaurant

Submitted by Elizabeth Hart Malloy, Exec. Dir., HHS. The Three Oaks Restaurant, located on Killingworth Road, was established in the mid-1940s by Frank Hrbek who...

Veterans Day Remembrance: The Heroism of Erwin C. Parmelee of Haddam

By Philip R. Devlin. Chief Carpenter’s Mate of the USS New Orleans Posthumously Awarded the Navy Cross in the World War II Battle of Tassafaronga Guadalcanal is...

On the Road with HHS: The Hobbammacko Club

Submitted by Elizabeth Malloy, Executive Director, Haddam Historical Society. (Oct. 14, 2020) -- The Hobbammacko (sometimes spelled Hobbomoco) Club building was erected in 1897 on...