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Monday, September 9, 2013 7:30 pm. C.H. Booth Library. Treasured today as examples of folk art, tavern and inn signs of the 18th and 19th centuries were part of the local landscape. Eye-catching symbols were designed to attract business, both from locals and travelers. Food, lodging, entertainment and a place to meet were provided by these local establishments. The Connecticut Historical Society's collection of such signs is the largest in the nation. Richard Malley, now head of Research and Collections for the CHS, examines the changing face of such signs and their role in the local community. Rich joined CHS as Museum Registrar in 1990 and now oversees the CHS's fabulous 3-D, graphics and library holdings.