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Bon Ami Cleanser’s Connecticut Roots

By Philip R. Devlin. Feldspar "waste" from a Connecticut pegmatite quarry source of the product. Sometimes significant discoveries happen by accident. In 1945, Percy Spencer of the...

Postcards Of The Past: Fourth of July

Penny postcards were widely used 100 years ago for holiday greetings during the "golden age" of American postcards. By Philip R. Devlin. The first known picture postcards...

On the Road with the Haddam Historical Society: The Seven Sea Dogs of Tylerville

Submitted by Elizabeth Malloy, Executive Director, HHS. (June 15, 2021) -- The Tylerville Section of Haddam has a long history associated with shipbuilding and the...

Memorial Day Remembrance: PFC Melvin Baron of East Haddam (1925-1944)

By Philip R. Devlin. PFC Melvin Baron of East Haddam (1925-1944) War Hero and Member of the First Special Services Force “Enterprises must be prepared, with specially trained...

Historic Women of Killingworth: Jerusha Benton Parmelee

Submitted by Claudette Lagasse, Killingworth Historical Society. Editor’s Note: This is the second of a series about the Historic Women of Killingworth. In 2001 Sandy...

Brainerd Library: Conn. Connections to WWII with Phil Devlin on Zoom

Submitted by Tom Piezzo, Brainerd Memorial Library. Connecticut Connections to World War II with Phil Devlin This presentation focuses on stories related to Connecticut residents who fought...

The Time When the Great Zeppelins Visited Connecticut

by Philip R. Devlin. (May 6, 2021) -- Few events inspired more awe and wonder in the state than the zeppelin flyovers from 1923 to...

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,...