Our Yankee Heritage
. New Haven: Bradley Scoville, 1951.
A very readable history of New Haven from its beginnings to the 1950s, told in story form through the eyes of the Parmalee family.
Carriages from New Haven
. Hamden: Archon Books, 1974.
A readable account of the carriage industry of New Haven. The most authoritative book on the subject—a must for reference.
This is Connecticut.
Chicago: L W. Singer Co., 1963.
A textbook approach to the history of Connecticut. This book is written on a 4th-5th grade reading level and is excellent to use with remedial readers.
The Connecticut Heritage
Sound Filmstrip Series, Omega Education Corporation, 1972.
This set contains eight filmstrips, cassettes and study guides. It can be used as either a supplement to any textbook on Connecticut, or can be used in lieu of available textbooks.
Maps of Early and Present Day New Haven
These maps will serve as an excellent visual aid for finding the locations of various New Haven carriage shops. A comparison with the present map of New Haven will show the students what stands in these locations today.
U. S. and World Maps
A visual aid in depicting distribution of New Haven carriages.
(Crayons, paints, poster board, yarn and so on)
Using these materials, students should be encouraged make posters, murals, bulletin boards, and so on depicting the modes of transportation found in New Haven during the 1800s.
Suggested Field Trip
The Pardee-Morris House
, Morris Cove
A completely restored colonial home owned by the Historical Society. Behind the house there is a barn containing an early New Haven carriage.
Steam Train and Riverboat Cruise
, Essex, Conn.
An all day trip which includes a 55 minute ride and lecture on a turn-of-the-century steam train, and a 1 or 2 hour cruise down the Conn. River.