Carolyn Bacdayan, curator of the past, tells historians to 'carry on'

Carolyn Bacdayan laughs as she reacts to a speaker during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the Lyme Public Library. The Lyme archives were renamed the Carolyn Bacdayan Local History Archives in honor of her longtime service.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The Lyme Local History Archives was rededicated this week in her name.

Region's tribes advocate for John Mason statue's removal from State Capitol

Colonial military figure who attacked Pequots should be regarded as a war criminal, Mashantucket Pequot chairman says.

Norwich mural will depict civil and human rights efforts over the centuries

This wall on the Market Street parking garage in downtown Norwich, pictured here on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, was chosen for the Sister Mural that will depict images of civil rights and human rights leaders and key figures over the past three centuries. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Norwich will join four other southeastern Connecticut cities and towns with Sister Cities Murals depicting civil rights and human rights images.

In search of a lost golf course

Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford was once the site of a millionaire’s private nine-hole golf course, vestiges of which can still be seen.

Nautilus leaves Submarine Force Museum for $36 million preservation project

The Nautilus was towed from the Submarine Force Museum to the Naval Submarine Base on Friday, and is expected to return in the spring or summer.

Historical North Stonington schoolhouse open to the public on Saturday

The public is invited to an open house Saturday of the fully refurbished 200-year-old Marcia Thompson Schoolhouse at 63 Main St.

North Stonington to honor Clarks Falls Schoolhouse ahead of affordable housing conversion

Residents are set to celebrate the conversion of the historical Clarks Falls Schoolhouse into affordable housing after an extensive process to salvage the building.

Documentary premieres on Norwich woman's lawsuit to obtain photos of enslaved ancestors

The 95-minute documentary, "Free Renty, Lanier v. Harvard," is available online this week and will be premiered Friday in a Boston documentary film festival.

Lancaster a living reminder of rich Black history in New London

Nearly 100 people gathered on Thursday for an emotional unveiling of a plaque with his name that now marks the 42 Rogers St. home where Lancaster raised his children and welcomed the neighborhood kids - no matter their ethnic background.

New London set to unveil Black Heritage Trail this week

The city of New London on Thursday will unveil a Black Heritage Trail, a series of 15 plaques that explain important historic sites.

Coast Guard Academy club being dedicated to Cdr. Merle J. Smith

A virtual dedication was held last April, but an in-person one is being held Friday in honor of Smith, the first Black graduate of the academy. Smith died earlier this year.

New London poised to unveil Black Heritage Trail

The city next week is expected to unveil a Black Heritage Trail, a project several years in the making that will provide a look at the lives of Black historical figures and events and provide a glimpse into the city’s past.

New London NAACP co-hosts Sunday walk in historic burial ground

Hempsted Houses' Nicole Thomas and New London NAACP President Jean Jordan on Sunday will host a walking tour of Ye Antientist Burial Ground, one of New England’s earliest graveyards.

Giant Norwich Harbor mural restored with 'popping' bright colors

Norwich artist David Bishop has spent the summer restoring the 500-by-16-foot Norwich Harbor welcome mural on a retaining wall overlooking the harbor.

The submarine that got away

Groton once had a World War II submarine on display, and its problematic decade as a museum ship was almost as eventful as its war patrols.

World War I battles, homefront and personal sagas to be explored in Norwich programs

The Norwich World War I Memorial Committee will host several programs in September and October on various aspects of World War I.

New London City Hall renovations include expanded vault

With its shelves chock full of paper records dating back to the founding of New London, the City Clerk’s Office is a goldmine for historians.

'A homecoming': Schemitzun features music, dance, celebration

The two-day event, hosted by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, features music, dance, booths with arts and crafts, and traditional food and drinks.

Historical New London pier to be documented as part of $235 million construction project

The Connecticut Port Authority has agreed to a set of condition requiring it to document and showcase a historical pier being covered over as part of a $235.5 million construction project on the city's waterfront.