TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA: Intelligence by the Last Mail — October 21, 1789.

"The citizens of this place were highly gratified by the presence of The President of the United States, who came to town last Saturday afternoon in good health. The next day he attended Divine Service in Trinity Church. His Excellency the Governor, his Hon. the Lieutenant Governor, Hon. Roger Sherman, the Hon. the Speaker, of the House of Representatives, with the Treasurer, dined with him; — and attended the afternoon Service, at the Rev. Dr. Edwards's Meeting. "

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Former Union League Will Be Going ‘Publick,’ by Walter Dudar — July 25, 1976

"Merchants in the area are delighted by the rebuilding of the former Union League clubhouse, which had deteriorated greatly in its 13 years of idleness. Vandals broke many of its plate glass windows and the building developed into a depressing sight."

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AND A SNOW SQUALL: Union League Café — February 2022

"A strong cold front brought brief snow squalls, strong wind gusts and dropping temperatures to Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, February 19, 2022. Whiteout conditions were reported as the line moved through. A quick coating to an inch came down statewide."

HISTORIC RENOVATIONS: Sherman’s Taverne by the Green— 1984

"The bar area and the dining room are next to one another and are of approximately equal size. The furnishings in each were selected to conform to the general character of the spaces. A large brass chandelier hangs over the brick bar. The paneling and stained glass in the dining room were existing and restored to their original condition."

THE NEW HAVEN HOME OF ROGER SHERMAN: Illustrations by Amy Drevenstedt ⁠— 1935

"The New Haven home of Roger Sherman ⁠— signer of the Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution of the United States — was drawn by hand for, 'The Commonwealth of Connecticut, Tercentenary Edition, 1635 - 1935,' by Amy Drevenstedt, 'published for your entertainment and enlightenment by the Children's Bookshop of 33 Wall Street, New Haven.'"

MAY KING’S PROPHECY, by Allen Ginsberg, May 1, 1970

"Prior to the reading, Allen explained how he was tear-gassed in New Haven last week while attending the weekend rally in support of Black Panther Bobby Seale. Ginsberg said he used breathing exercises rendering the tear gas ineffective against him."

REMARKS AT NEW HAVEN GREEN, by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, October 17, 1962

"America is moving again — so are Connecticut and New Haven. But to help keep them moving, I need your help in this election. For much more remains to be done. Too many problems are still ahead. Too many measures for the good of this country have been defeated by a narrow margin."

FLAMES SPREAD QUICKLY; Survivor Says Many in Front Seats Couldn’t Have Escaped, November 28, 1921

"I do not know what caused the fire. A woman had just finished singing on the stage and the film was being shown. I saw a little smoke and a light which I thought had something to do with the production. Then I saw a piece of blazing material fall from the top of the stage. It was small, but it was followed by a burst of fire."

IN A NEW HAVEN GARAGE, NEON ART GLOWS, by Andi Rierden, October 8, 1989

"'This garage is the inside of my brain,' said Mundy Hepburn, gliding his arm through the air. Standing in the bed of a Chevy pickup, his frame backlighted by one of his neon sculptures, 'The Wave,' he described with reverence the 'mystical beauty' of neon."

OUR BEEF WITH TEXAS, by Andy Horowitz, January 28, 2007

"Let us not stop defending our city’s history. Let us not stop boasting of Eli Whitney and his cotton gin, of A. C. Gilbert and his Erector Set, or of how Buffalo Bill Cody carried a Winchester rifle, built with pride in New Haven. Let us not even stop boasting about how New Haven native Charles Goodyear invented the rubber tire, even though it was by accident."