East Hartford, CT— The East Hartford Public Library will be hosting a series of new exhibits in the next couple of months.
- “June 14, 1996: ‘A Day in the Life of East Hartford’” Exhibit Now on Display at East Hartford Public Library
Currently on display there is a photographic exhibit titled “June 14, 1996: ‘A Day in the Life of East Hartford.” This exhibit is available in the Recess Gallery of the East Hartford Public Library, located on the ground floor in the library’s atrium section.
The exhibit, a collection of photographs taken by Mark G. Harutunian, is a snapshot in time of the twenty-four hour period of June 14, 1996 in East Hartford. No commentary accompanies the photographs. Rather, Harutunian highlights the people of the town going about their lives and business during the course of the day.
In offering this exhibit, the library encourages local residents to come and walk down the roads of the recent past.
The photographs may be viewed during the library’s open hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-8 pm; Friday-Saturday, 9 am-5pm. There is no charge.
- “Rise Up, Sisters,” Exhibit Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote at East Hartford Public Library
The library will host the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Banner Exhibit titled “Rise Up, Sisters,” from March 2-12, 2020.
This banner exhibit details the role that Connecticut women played in the suffrage movement to obtain the right for women to vote, culminating in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920.
The library is excited to demonstrate through this exhibit the prominent role that Connecticut women played in obtaining the right to vote for all women across the United States.
Additionally, there will be four posters donated to the town by the Connecticut Secretary of State’s office on display as well on the same topic.
This popular two-week exhibit is free and open to the public during the library’s open hours in the Creative Commons: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-8 pm; Friday-Saturday, 9 am-5pm. There is no charge, and the exhibit is suitable for all ages.
- Glastonbury Resident Pete Wlochowski to Exhibit at East Hartford Public Library
Exhibit on view from March-May 2020
Glastonbury, CT resident Pete Wlochowski will have an exhibit of his many drawings and paintings of birds found in Connecticut on display at the East Hartford Public Library from March 1-May 31, 2020. The exhibit will be on display in the library’s atrium area.
Mr. Wlochowski will also display some of his homemade accordion books. These short fold-out books are filled with illustrations and stories drawn and written for his grandchildren. These books will be on display in the library’s New Books Room on the ground floor.
Mr. Wlochowski is a noted local artist with a wide following and the library is grateful to him for exhibiting his work here.
The exhibit may be viewed during the library’s open hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-8 pm; Friday-Saturday, 9 am-5pm. There is no charge.
- Maps and Postcards of East Hartford on Display at East Hartford Public Library in May
Joint Exhibit of Library and Historical Society Shows Evolution of East Hartford over Time
In conjunction with the Historical Society of East Hartford, the East Hartford Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of maps and postcards of East Hartford in May, that showcase the town’s rich history and development over time. Both organizations will draw from their collections to highlight some of their respective treasures.
These maps and postcards demonstrate how the town has evolved from a small farming village to an industrial center, home to Pratt & Whitney. Viewers will see how a small Podunk summer settlement became farmland, then tobacco fields, to present-day suburban development and industrial strength.
The exhibit may be viewed during the library’s open hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-8 pm; Friday-Saturday, 9 am-5pm. There is no charge. Suitable for all ages.