- how the evolution of industry and transportation in the Northeast shaped New Canaan’s identity;
- the origins and demise of Bridgeport’s Steeplechase Island;
- the state’s first state parks, which include Sherwood Island State Park, Mount Tom State Park, and Kent Falls State Park; and
- “canal fever” in Connecticut, a period following the completion of the Erie Canal during which the Farmington and Enfield canals were built.
|Steeplechase Island, ca. 1900-1910, via Connecticut History.org|