The River That Connects Us

Created over millions of years by nature’s greatest forces, the Connecticut Valley is rich in essential resources. The Central Valley is fertile: trees cover the hillsides, stone lay deep in the earth and along the fall line swift streams tumble over waterfalls. As people harvest these resources to make a life for their families, they use the Connecticut River to move products to markets around the globe. The River itself is a great resource, for transportation, for recreation and for inspiration. The River That Connects Us illustrates the River’s environmental impact and its importance to our heritage and to our future.

This exhibit was made possible in part by the Connecticut Humanities Council.