These first ones are of the Legislative Office Building.
|Another time, I would take more pictures of these beautiful cherry wood doors. The middle panels were different in each door. This one had our state bird, the American robin.|
|Tribute to the armed forces.|
From there we went to the State Capitol. Our first stop was this beautiful angel statue which one day will be placed on top of the building. It is called the Genius of Connecticut. The original one was removed when it became loose and during
the war was melted down. When this angel is put on top, we will be able to say that we touched her.
This is the view above the angel:
Next the docent spoke about our state hero as we gathered around the statue of Nathan Hale.
|Looking up to the ceiling.|
Then she took us to the statue of Prudence Crandall, our state heroine.
|Each state received a model of the Liberty Bell in 1950 to mark the start of the U.S Savings Bond Drive to raise money to help set off the national debt.|
As a final treat our docent had each one of us sit in the Charter Oak Chair and took our picture.
When we finished, we had a few minutes to tour the rest of the museum.
Here is the Charter Oak:
Pictures of some of the other exhibits there:
|Civil War quilt|
|Colt firearms (this is a portion of a huge display)|
Our final stop was the Supreme Court courtroom where Justice Richard Robinson addressed the visitors.