Experience the town's culture with a trip to the Wadsworth Atheneum, which happens to be the nation's oldest public art museum.

The DNA Thermal Cycler was a product of the earliest instrumentation/biotech company collaboration and facilitated research culmininating the Human Genome project completion.1971, Danbury Submitted by Fenton Williams, Torrington, CT Sybil Ludington was the 'CT Paul Revere', a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British.

Statue by Anna Hyatt Huntington.1770s, Salisbury and Danbury Submitted by Sandra Csizmar, Naugatuck, CT The revolutionary war cannon stored at the Winchester Historical Societyu2014cast in Salisbury and hid in Danbury from the Britishu2014is one of the earliest examples of Connecticut manufacturing prowess.

The Landis Portable sewing machine sped up the pace of sewing, while protecting the fingers of those who worked in the sheds.

Landis designed it especially for women, to make the task of sewing Connecticut shade tobacco easier while working in the sweltering hot sheds.' Brianna E.

The Early American license plate used on CT cars today features a Pope Automobile.

I also have other photos pertaining to this subject; a porcelain license plate, photos of Fred A Law, Popes design room foreman, photo of Fed and his daughter on Columbia bikes, and newspaper articles from the Hartford Times.1883, Hartford Submitted by Richard De Luca, Cheshire, CT The bicycle was manufactured by the Pope Company of Hartford, and Twain wrote comically about his experience trying to ride it ('How To Tame a Bicycle.') The bicycle craze, championed by Pope, led to the formation of the Connecticut Highway Department, and the state's first modern roads.He is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut and Yale University.There have been 68 post-Revolution governors of the state, serving 72 distinct spans in office.u201c The Landis Portable was invented by Frank Landis, a buyer for Bayuk Cigars.Workers sewed tobacco leaves together and hung them on barn rafters to dry.The objects in the online gallery below come from the CHS collection, from other collections around the state, and from personal collections.