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The State’s Filing Cabinet

June 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Connecticut State Library
In-person or online

Mel Smith, History & Genealogy
Susan Bigelow, Government Information
Stephen Mirsky, Law and Legislation.

There is so much rich history preserved in the government’s paperwork. Studying the state records and publications illustrates how our government evolved into what we know it as today.  Government resources also shed light on other hidden stories. From petitions on social issues like voting rights, to lost family histories, there are countless clues and pieces of evidence waiting to be discovered in the state and local records in the State Library. How can citizens unlock the secrets found in these records, the histories of so many people, events and places in Connecticut, including the Old State House.

The last installment of The State’s Filing Cabinet series will examine the variety of state and local government resources found at the Connecticut State Library and how to access the material in-person and on-line. Reference staff from the three core areas of the State Library: History & Genealogy, Government Information, and Law and Legislation will discuss what researchers can find within their collections.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, click here: https://bit.ly/OSH2023StatesFilingCabinet


June 22, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA