"The New Haven Bar from the Colonies to Today" Now on display in the New Haven Law Library Fifteen panels that made up the exhibition, The New Haven Bar
from the Colonies to Today, are now on display in the New Haven Law
Library. The panels were created for the Centennial Celebration of the New
Haven County Bar Association in 2007 and spent nine months on display at the
New Haven Museum. When the exhibit closed, the panels were stored at the New
Haven Law Library awaiting their current placement.
At the Clerk’s Appreciation Luncheon last spring, Supervising Law
Librarian Jeffrey Dowd approached then-president of the NHCBA Sung-Ho Hwang
to discuss the use of the panels. The panels were then gifted to the
Judicial Branch and hung on permanent display at the New Haven Law Library.
Included in the display are 15 panels detailing the history of law in New
Haven County as far back as the 1600s as well as a desk that was owned and
used by Governor Henry Dutton (1854-55).
The panels are hanging along the inside pillars of the law library in the
center and rear of the mezzanine. The New Haven Law Library, located in the
New Haven Judicial District Courthouse, is open to the public Monday to
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for legal holidays.
Panel Images from the Exhibit - Click to see larger version