August 23: Circumnavigating Celebrity Aviator Lands in Connecticut

  Today in 1933, the man whose fame as a fearless American aviation pioneer was second only to that of  Charles Lindbergh, flew into Hartford’s Brainard Field just  weeks after completing a record-breaking solo flight around the world. His career was more remarkable because of the accident that gave rise to it. As a young…

February 27: The Man Who Defined “Early America” for the Greatest Generation

  Many Americans think of Eric Sloane as the man whose paintings, drawings, books, and stories defined early American life, work, culture, and values to a post-World-War-II generation of proud and patriotic Americans.  But even a cursory examination of Sloane’s extraordinarily diverse accomplishments reveals him to be a true Renaissance person, one of the most…

August 23: Circumnavigating Celebrity Aviator Visits Connecticut

  Today in 1933, Wiley Post, one of the most famous pilots in the world, flew into Hartford’s Brainard Field, just a few weeks after completing a record-breaking solo flight around the world. In the 1930s, Wiley Post was a household name second only to Charles Lindbergh in terms of famous American aviators. Post, a…

August 23: Famous Aviator Wiley Post Visits Connecticut

  Today in 1933, Wiley Post, one of the most famous pilots in the world, flew into Hartford’s Brainard Field, just a few weeks after completing a record-breaking solo flight around the world. In the 1930s, Wiley Post was a household name second only to Charles Lindbergh in terms of famous American aviators.  Post, a…