Inside the CHS

Thomas Barber, a detective with the Hartford Police Department

Little Miss 1565

By Barbara Austen, Archivist, Connecticut Historical Society  CHS recently received the archive of Thomas Barber, a detective with the Hartford Police Department. In 1944, he was one of the men charged with identifying the bodies found in the Hartford Circus Fire that July. It always haunted him that no one identified or claimed a young girl;…
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CHS Gift Shop

The CHS Gift Shop: Featured Items for Spring

By Sara Plante, Visitor Service Associate, Connecticut Historical Society.  As the winter finally wanes and spring unfolds, opportunities to explore our state and take pleasure in nature increase. As you venture out to enjoy the warming weather and general greenery, consider a stop at the Connecticut Historical Society’s gift shop. We carry many Connecticut-made items…
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News / Press Releases

aute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show
April, 2015

Haute History: A Vintage Inspired Fashion Show offers the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing on May 9

Hartford, Conn., April 10, 2015 – Seeking ideas from the past to make your current fashion statement? Want to learn how clothing design over the past century has informed today’s trends? The Connecticut Historical Society’s (CHS) Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show will help you and the special women in your family boost your style savvy…
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