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Shaping Hartford Culture Through Three Generations Of Women

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Today, we’re going to delve into a bit of Connecticut History that you may not know, and later, the story of a group of determined women who saved and preserved Hartford’s Mark Twain House.  

We’ll also talk about how we talk about ourselves.  Charley Monagan, who just left Connecticut Magazine, wrote a piece called “Who We Are” in the latest issue.  It’s a look at Connecticut’s longstanding inferiority complex and how we brand ourselves.

But first, we want to welcome back Connecticut historian Bill Hosley He’ll be giving a lecture: Emily S.G. Holcombe: Champion of Connecticut State Pride and the Connecticut Historical Society on March 20 at 5:30PM.

And that’s where we start today. Who was Emily Holcombe?

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