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Decorative Arts Study Day with Dr. Philip Zimmerman

By Jenny Steadman, Adult Programs Manager of the Connecticut Historical Society On May 21, CHS welcomed a group of Decorative Arts enthusiasts who spent the whole day literally turning things upside down under the expert guidance of Dr. Philip Zimmerman, a museum and decorative arts consultant, author, and nationally recognized authority on early American furniture. Focusing…
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Crowd-Sourcing Connecticut’s Past

By Richard Tuchman, Chief Development Officer, Connecticut Historical Society At noon on Tuesday, May 19 the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) opened its first crowd-sourced exhibition, Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories, at its museum in Hartford. It will run until October 24. The objects in the new exhibit and online gallery bridge centuries, locations, ethnicities and cultures…
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Handmade Doeskin Wedding Dress
May, 2015

Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories exhibit opened at the Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, Conn, May 19, 2015 – A 1798 map of Connecticut’s Western Reserve, which extended to Ohio. A brass button display. A lithograph of P.T. Barnum’s life. A textile union charter. A vintage radio and headphones. A fedora hat. A tobacco sewing machine. A coffee grinder. A missile warhead. A handmade Native American white doeskin…
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