Nook Farm Book Talk: A Guide to Historic Hartford

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 A Guide to Historic Hartford


Through Daniel Sterner's engaging new book, A Guide to Historic Hartford, you'll experience the city's unique history through historic sites in Connecticut's capital. Discover the homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Nook Farm that was home to a community of influential writers, politicians and social activists. Explore the grounds of the Colt Armory, where Samuel Colt established his revolutionary firearm-manufacturing enterprise.

The author shares his love of Hartford history with tours from Bushnell Park to the neighborhoods of Asylum Hill and Frog Hollow. Discover the many people, places and events that have shaped the capital of the Constitution State and join us in the discussion! Mr. Sterner will be on hand to answer questions and sign your copy of the book.  Copies are available for sale in the Stowe Visitor Center.

Mr. Sterner is a historical interpreter at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. His website, Historic Buildings of Connecticut, won an award from the Hartford Preservation Alliance in 2008.