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About This Site

HartfordHistory.net was launched in 1999 and concerns the history of Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut. Founded three and a half centuries ago, Hartford has a heritage matched by few other cities in America. Here's a place where you can enjoy it—and perhaps help others do the same. Maybe you've written a paper that would interest people outside the classroom, or remember things about the “old days” in the city that others would love to know. By sharing your knowledge, you'll not only add to the historical record but make Hartford a more interesting and meaningful place for today's residents and visitors. At any rate, enjoy the site, and most of all, enjoy Hartford!

Where to send material:

kevin@hartfordhistory.net; or

P.O. Box 370202
West Hartford, CT 06137-0208

 

About the Editor/Webmaster

Kevin Flood has lived much of his life in Hartford. From 2005 to 2016, he served as communications director for the Connecticut Commission on Children, an agency of the state legislature. From 2001 to 2005, he edited websites for Business & Legal Reports Inc. of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. From 1985 to 2001, he worked at the Journal Inquirer, a daily newspaper based in Manchester, Connecticut. He covered the towns of Enfield and East Hartford for the JI before becoming the newspaper's state Capitol reporter. He was promoted to associate editor in 1992.

Kevin grew up in Portland, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Hartford with a BA in communication arts. In May 2003, the Hartford Preservation Alliance honored his work on HartfordHistory.net by presenting him with its Jeffery S. Czopor Award. He served on the board of the Alliance from 2006 to 2008. He has also served as president of the Members Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum and on the board of the University of Hartford Alumni Association.