Upcoming Events

Free First Saturday

Saturday, April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Family Program: Decorative Arts Day

Saturday, April 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Enjoy Free First Saturday at CHS with a historical twist on “arts and crafts time”!

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From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s

Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Wolcott Public Library

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! This presentation will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday as we go from floor to floor and recall departments ranging from accessories on the “street” floor, to designer dresses on 6, and ending at Toyland on 11. You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s so enjoyable…

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

This special tour highlights features of the 1928 Veeder house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society, not regularly accessible to the public.

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

This special tour highlights features of the 1928 Veeder house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society, not regularly accessible to the public.

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Andrea Wulf Presents The Brother Gardeners

Tuesday, April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Acclaimed author Andrea Wulf will trace the roots of the English garden to the plants, ideas, and science of the New World.

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Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

Tuesday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

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Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

Wednesday, April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

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Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

Thursday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

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Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

Friday, April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

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From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s

Wednesday, April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | New Milford Public Library

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! This presentation will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday as we go from floor to floor and recall departments ranging from accessories on the “street” floor, to designer dresses on 6, and ending at Toyland on 11. You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s so enjoyable…

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Family Program: Connecticut is our Home!

Saturday, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Where in Connecticut do you call home? Join us as we make a giant map of our favorite places in Connecticut.

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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

Thursday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Wethersfield Public Library

Whether it has been passed down, owned for years, or just purchased yesterday, our clothing speaks volumes about who we are, what we do, and the world in which we live. See how much fashion has changed and what has stayed the same from the Civil War to the swinging sixties. Presenter: Karen DePauw, Research and Collections Associate

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Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show

Saturday, May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come see mannequins dressed in fabulous gowns dating from the 1910s, learn how those vintage looks inspire today’s fashions, and let our runway models show you how to add vintage touches to your own wardrobe.

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Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show

Saturday, May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come see mannequins dressed in fabulous gowns dating from the 1910s, learn how those vintage looks inspire today’s fashions, and let our runway models show you how to add vintage touches to your own wardrobe.

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Decorative Arts Study Day with Dr. Philip D. Zimmerman

Thursday, May 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Dr. Philip D. Zimmerman, nationally-recognized authority on early American furniture, will facilitate this day-long examination of the objects in Connecticut Decorative Arts: Masterpieces from the CHS Collection.

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From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s

Saturday, May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Mansfield Public Library

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! This presentation will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday as we go from floor to floor and recall departments ranging from accessories on the “street” floor, to designer dresses on 6, and ending at Toyland on 11. You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s so enjoyable…

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Speak Up at CHS: 8 Stories/8 Objects

Friday, June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Great local storytellers share stories about objects that changed their lives.

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Speak Up at CHS: All-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Learn how to tell riveting stories on stage or around your dinner table with Matt Dicks, 16 time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Family Program: Connecticut Kids – Your Objects, Your Stories

Saturday, June 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

It’s time for show and tell – all across Connecticut! Come see this one day only exhibit that features favorite objects submitted by kids from all over the state. Bring an object of your own to share in our video booth, and enjoy other activities and crafts celebrating the stories of Connecticut kids!

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Do you know who your ancestors are? An introduction to Genealogy

Sunday, October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Lebanon Historical Society

It’s 2015… Do you know where your ancestors are? Introduction to Genealogy is for beginning genealogists as well as for those who need to brush up on their research skills.  Topics covered include: • How to get started with family genealogy • Best genealogical research practices • Types of genealogical sources • Electronic websites available to the genealogist • Tips and tricks for getting over that “brick wall” • Collecting and preserving your family history Join Carol R. Whitmer, professional…

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