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Past Exhibitions

Lions & Eagles & Bulls

Early Amerian Tavern & Inn Signs from The Connecticut Historical Society

June 30, 2001, through September 16, 2001

Proud lions, patriotic eagles, and solemn bulls once graced the roadsides of America. Painted onto wooden signboards and hung high above the heads of passers-by, tavern and inn signs dating from the 1750s through the 1890s reflect the artistic, social, and travel practices of their times. The signs in this exhibition belong to The Connecticut Historical Society, which preserves the nations' largest collection of tavern and inn signs.

Looking for America

Prints of Rural Life from the 1930's and 1940's

December 03, 1994, through March 05, 1995


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