What is the HHP?

The Hartford Heritage Project (HHP) makes Hartford's rich and diverse cultural institutions, landmarks, and neighborhoods an extension of our classroom. Watch this 60-second video for a brief intro.

  • Over 200 students representing Bristol, Hartford, East Granby and East Windsor present their History Day projects at the Hartford Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest held at Capital. President Wilfredo Nieves assists with the Awards Ceremony.

  • Aurelia Clunie of the Hartford Stage conducts conversation at Meet the Actors, April 17, 2014. Zachary Infante, Cary Tedder, and Jessica Naimy spoke to a group of 60 students and faculty about the acting industry, persistence in following one’s dreams, and Matthew Lopez’s play Somewhere.

    Photo by Art Kureczka
  • Students from a Hartford Heritage English 102 class were part of the audience attending Meet the Actors for the One Play focus on Matthew Lopez’s Somewhere.

    Photo by Art Kureczka
  • Students in Professor John Christie’s interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Capstone Course on the countercultural movement of the 1960s discuss Pop Art and Jackie Kennedy with Charlene Miller at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Spring 2014

    Photo by John Christie
  • Post clinical nurses in Professors John Lagosz and Mary-Joan Forstbauer’s class spend an afternoon observing art at the Wadworth Atheneum in Hartford.

  • Students and faculty attend a special seminar at Trinity College on a new scholarly text about Hartford.

    Photo by Michael Raciti and Kenneth DiMaggio
  • One Play gives students and faculty opportunities to get to know one another. Here, Professor Kevin Lamkins enjoys conversation with his students at the Hartford Stage. Fall 2012

    Photo by Julie Bidwell
  • Classmates enjoy some social time at the One Play Pre-Play Reception at Capital, a time for students, faculty, and staff to interact over dinner and live music before crossing the street to see the play. Fall 2012

    Photo by Julie Bidwell
  • A World-Class Theatre at our Doorstep! The Hartford Stage Co., as viewed from the front entrance of Capital Community College.

    Photo by Julie Bidwell
  • Students and faculty attend "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a world-premiere musical destined for Broadway. Capital welcomed the cast the following week for a Meet the Actors discussion. Fall 2012

    Photo by Julie Bidwell

What's New

A Collaboration with Trinity College

Students partnering with Hartford community organizations to address issue and earn college credit.


New Theatre Arts Degree Program

Check out our new New Theatre Arts Degree Program – a place-based program with learning experiences in Hartford theatres and classes taught by Hartford theatre professionals!

CCC Theatre Arts Degree featured in StageNotes, a Hartford Stage publication.

Capital has been approved for a $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to sustain the Hartford Heritage Program. Support the program through making a donation.

Click here to learn more about the NEH Challenge Grant

HHP featured at Woub.org

Teaching Matters

HHP featured at GettingSmart.com

Capital Community College nursing students

HHP at Trinity College

Liberal Arts Action Lab

Student Quote

"I have become more aware of the history, culture and heritage of this city. I have more appreciation for it and I am happy that I can tell people why I know that Hartford is a great city to live in." Kaisline H.

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The Hartford Heritage Project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.