Do you know if your ancestor was a famous Connecticut woman? It may be time to find out. The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 to celebrate influential Connecticut women. I'd never heard of the organization but was very impressed when I stumbled across its website. The Hall's physical contains portraits of women in the Hall of Fame; the website contains portraits and much more.
Each feature has interesting attributes. "The Inductees" lists all of the members. Have you ever heard of Margaret Rudkin? Click on her name, and you'll discover that she had a lot to do with your children's goldfish...If you're hoping to teach Connecticut history, you'll want to review "Educational Resources." There are even interviews with inductees.
Is this site going to show every interesting Connecticut woman? No. But it's a place to start.