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Brian Scott-Smith

The Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that brought the Pilgrims to North America in 1620, was launched at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut on Saturday. 

Beinecke: Michael Kastelic via Wikimedia Commons

Just in time for the Fourth of July: an original printing of the Declaration of Independence is on display at Yale University’s Beinecke Library.

Brian Scott-Smith, CRIS Radio and the Connecticut State Library

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A new digital archive, called Voices of World War I, is helping to tell the personal stories of people from Connecticut who fought the “war to end all wars.”

Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Archaeologists are digging out an early English settlement in Wethersfield, Conn., dating back to the 1630s, when Europeans were just starting to settle in the region.

For sale, on eBay: a historic Litchfield, Connecticut, house that was the birthplace of abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe. Or the pieces of it, at least.

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