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July 2014

Current Exhibit:
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

April 11, 2014 – September 13, 2014

For more information, visit the exhibit page.

Ongoing Exhibit: Making Connecticut

Ongoing

Visit our Exhibit page to learn about our other ongoing exhibits.

Public Tours

Tuesdays & Saturdays in July
2:00 pm
FREE with museum admission space is limited
Spanish language tours at 3:00 pm on July 15 and July 26

Join us for a guided tour of the Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit, and learn more about Hepburn's life in Connecticut, her film career, and her iconic personal style. Beat the summer heat, and bring along your out-of-town visitors!

August 2014

Public Tours

Tuesdays & Saturdays in August
2:00 pm
FREE with museum admission space is limited
Spanish language tours at 3:00 pm on August 12 and August 16

Join us for a guided tour of the Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit, and learn more about Hepburn's life in Connecticut, her film career, and her iconic personal style. Beat the summer heat, and bring along your out-of-town visitors!

Family Program: Make Your Own Sunglasses

Saturday, August 2
Drop in 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE

Have some fun in the sun at the Connecticut Historical Society! Kids can make their own pair of silly sunglasses to wear this summer. Bring a lunch to enjoy outside at our picnic tables, and, weather permitting, explore the CHS grounds using our Family Activity Sheet as a guide.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Putting History on the Map

Saturday, August 9 2:00 pm
$6 CHS members
$12 non-members tickets available online

The CHS has recently concluded an ambitious project to digitize and catalog its large collection of maps, and visitors will get a glimpse into the project, the new storage facilities, and some of the most significant pieces in the collection, including Dutch maps from the 1600s and the earliest published maps of Connecticut. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621x289 or email Jenny Steadman.

Outdoor Movie on the CHS Lawn: The Philadelphia Story

Thursday, August 14
exhibit open 7:00–8:00 pm
movie at 8:00 pm FREE

Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart—what more could you ask for on a summer evening? Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy one of Hepburn's best performances under the stars. Connecticut Historical Society auditorium, in case of rain.

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, August 23 │ 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
FREE for members │ $4-8 non-members │ reservations recommended

When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public. Come unlock the secrets of the Veeder House and learn more about the historic house and the history of its West End neighborhood. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Tour price includes general admission. Space is limited. For more information or reservations, call (860) 236-5621 x289 or email Jenny Steadman.

September 2014

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, September 27 │ 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
FREE for members │ $4-8 non-members │ reservations recommended

When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public. Come unlock the secrets of the Veeder House and learn more about the historic house and the history of its West End neighborhood. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Tour price includes general admission. Space is limited. For more information or reservations, call (860) 236-5621 x289 or email Jenny Steadman.

October 2014

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 18 2:00 pm
$6 CHS members
$12 non-members tickets available online

History gets creepy with this spooky look behind the scenes. Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, death portraits, and even séances haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621x289 or email Jenny Steadman.

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, October 25 │ 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
FREE for members │ $4-8 non-members │ reservations recommended

When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public. Come unlock the secrets of the Veeder House and learn more about the historic house and the history of its West End neighborhood. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Tour price includes general admission. Space is limited. For more information or reservations, call (860) 236-5621 x289 or email Jenny Steadman.

November 2014

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, November 22 │ 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
FREE for members │ $4-8 non-members │ reservations recommended

When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public. Come unlock the secrets of the Veeder House and learn more about the historic house and the history of its West End neighborhood. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Tour price includes general admission. Space is limited. For more information or reservations, call (860) 236-5621 x289 or email Jenny Steadman.

December 2014

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

Saturday, December 13 2:00 pm
$6 CHS members
$12 non-members tickets available online

Holidays in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s were synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments. Stay to browse through our CHS store and do some of your own holiday shopping. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621x289 or email Jenny Steadman.




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