Contact: Michael Kling
New Website to Cover History News in Connecticut
A new website, http://www.cthistoryconnection.com, will cover history news in Connecticut.
No other website offers news articles on regional history news. History groups typically announce news only about their own organization. Newspapers only have stories impacting their own local communities. History buffs now have one clearing house for local history news.
Connecticut history buffs will be able to learn about what’s happening in communities near them, and out-of-state visitors will be able to find interesting history-related activities and sites to visit.
The hyper-local online news site features articles on upcoming events and activities sponsored by historical museums, historical societies, and other history organizations. Cthistoryconnection.com will cover Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactments, historic house and walking tours, preservation efforts, antiques shows, and historical discoveries, and other history-related news. It will also include events with a short distance from Connecticut, such as New York City.
News articles will be grouped by categories, including time periods and towns, allowing site visitors to quickly and easily find specific topics that interest them. The website will also feature pages on the Civil War, upcoming events, and ongoing exhibits.
“This combines my love of history and my love of reporting,” said cthistoryconnection.com founder and editor, Michael Kling. A long-time history buff, he has worked as a community newspaper reporter and editor, a magazine editor, and a freelance writer for both print and web-based publications. He is owner of Kling Publications, which provides freelance writing services and publicity, specializing in the financial and B2B sectors.
“My journalism background and knowledge of the Internet provides the expertise needed to create and manage this website,” he said.
“When I went to find historical activities in my area I found that there no single source of information,” he said. “Information was scattered among scores of different organizations. This website will change that.”
Historical societies, museums and other historical organizations can send their announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. The website also accepts photographs in jpg formats.
The website will also consider article contributions from both historians and non-academic history buffs. Contributors will receive a byline, a brief bio, and a link to their website.