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Our Mission

Welcome to Virtual Hartford, an interactive history website examining people, places, and events from Hartford, Connecticut's past. Our mission is threefold:

1) to encourage visitors to think historically by examining the ways in which Hartford has changed over time through interactive exercises with historic documents.

2) to stimulate digital teaching and research in undergraduate education.

3) to highlight the people and professions involved in writing and presenting history in Hartford, including historians, archivists, and museum professionals in a variety of settings.

Virtual Hartford is a pilot project of the University of Connecticut's Scholars' Collaborative. We are thankful for the support of our partner programs and institutions: the University of Connecticut Libraries, the Department of History at the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, and the Hartford History Center.