Since 1930, The Bushnell has and continues to transcend the parts of which it is comprised. As an historic landmark, The Bushnell reflects Hartford’s history as a defiant celebration of hope during the Depression.
As a memorial, it serves as a permanent tribute to Horace Bushnell, prolific writer, scholar, minister, civic leader, and beloved father.
As a performing arts center, the Hall contains multiple venues in which people perform, celebrate, and create memories.
And as a center for community engagement, The Bushnell creates and supports educational initiatives in conjunction with local schools, non-profits, and other institutions to employ art as an active learning tool.
The Bushnell is a living, life-giving spirit in our community.
We hope you’ll enjoy reading about The Bushnell’s eight great decades of vision, inspiration, community, arts, memories, education, talent and variety.
And we invite you to tell us your stories of memorable moments you’ve spent at The Bushnell.