Historian William Hosley will kick off Capital Community College’s Hartford Studies Lecture Series on Thursday, January 25th in the college’s historic Centinel Hill Hall auditorium on the campus at 950 Main Street.

The public lecture, focusing on the value of local art, architecture and archives “to attract talent and foster innovation and teamwork” in Hartford, will be held at 7 p.m.

The College’s Hartford Heritage Project and College Foundation are hosting the series on Hartford history as part of  Capital’s 50th anniversary commemoration.  The history series, curated by Hosley, will also include three additional public lectures on the last Thursday of February, March and April.

Hosley is a cultural resource development and marketing consultant, historian, preservationist, writer, and photographer. He was formerly director of the New Haven Museum and Hartford-based Connecticut Landmarks, where he cared for a chain of house museums, including Hartford’s Butler-McCook and Isham-Terry houses. Prior to that, as a curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum, his Sam & Elizabeth: Legend and Legacy of Colt’s Empire (1996), helped spawn the Coltsville National Park.

For more information about the free event call (860) 906-5102 or email