Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, October 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm | East Hartford 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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Those Were the Days: Reliving the 1940s

Tuesday, October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Lucy Robbins Welles Public Library

This program takes a look at life in Connecticut in the 1940s.

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Education in Place: Hartford’s Urban Learning Environment

Wednesday, October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Hartford Public Library

Schools and libraries are central elements of Hartford’s built environment, and this panel seeks to explore how the educational spaces in our community impact our experiences of learning and our understanding of the city around us.

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Hartford Then and Now: Richard Welling-Inspired Walking Tour of Downtown Hartford

Thursday, October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Old State House

RESCHEDULED. Using Welling’s drawings as inspiration, Mary Falvey (Hartford Preservation Alliance) will take participants on a walking tour of Hartford, pointing out what has changed and what remains of the Hartford the artist captured in his artwork.

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

Thursday, October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Wethersfield Public Library

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, October 25 @ 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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Tickets

Student General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 11 AM$4.00For students with valid student id.
Senior General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 11 AM$6.00For Seniors aged 65 and older.
Adult General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 11 AM$8.00For Adult non-members.
CHS Member Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 11 AMFree!It's great to be a CHS member!

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Tickets

Senior General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 1 PM$6.00For seniors aged 65 and older.
Student General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 1 PM$4.00For students with valid student id.
CHS Member Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 1 PMFree!It's great to be a CHS member!
Adult General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation 10/25 1 PM$8.00For Adult non-members.

It Really Happened in Connecticut

Tuesday, October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cora J. Belden Library

Diana McCain will share several of the strange but true episodes featured in her books It Happened in Connecticut and Mysteries & Legends of New England.

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

Wednesday, October 29 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm | St. Joseph’s Living Center

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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The Art of Richard Welling: A Presentation by Cassandra Broadus-Garcia

Thursday, October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Cassandra Broadus-Garcia, Associate Professor of Art at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), will lead an interactive discussion of Welling’s artistic accomplishments

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It Really Happened in Connecticut

Thursday, October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Richmond Memorial Library

Diana McCain will share several of the strange but true episodes featured in her books It Happened in Connecticut and Mysteries & Legends of New England.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day.

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Family Program: Hartford Prints!

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

CHS and Hartford Prints! are partnering for some printmaking fun! Families can make a card with some Hartford Prints! stamps, and then make their own buttons to bring home.

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

Saturday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Harwinton 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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(Re)Imagining Hartford: Creating the New City

Wednesday, November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Hartford Public Library

We can take a sneak peek at the new city—the city Hartford will become—by looking at innovative organizations in Hartford that are solving persistent problems of housing, health, and technology with an eye to the future

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

Wednesday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Meriden Public Library

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

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

Saturday, November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Terryville Public Library

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

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Hartford Past, Present, and Future: Placemaking, Urban Renewal and Historic Preservation

Tuesday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Old State House

Join a discussion with Frank Russo, XL Center administrator, Frank Hagaman, Executive Director or Hartford Preservation Alliance, and Jackie Gorsky Mandyck, Managing Director, iQuilt Partnership, about how to encourage people not only to visit Hartford, but to live in the vibrant, emerging city Hartford is becoming.

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Those Were the Days: Reliving the 1940s

Tuesday, November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cora J. Belden Library

This program takes a look at life in Connecticut in the 1940s.

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, November 22 @ 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, November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Free First Saturday

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

Free admission to the museum galleries all day.

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Family Program: Holiday Poppers

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

Come celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! These timeless favorites, filled with candy, paper hats, and fortunes, make great gifts, holiday party favors, or New Year’s Eve noisemakers.

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

Saturday, December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Extra Tour Added! 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) 236-5621×289…

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Tickets

Out of stock!Non-member Behind-the-Scenes Tour$12.00
CHS Member Behind-the-Scenes Tour$6.00It is great to be a member!

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

Saturday, December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

SOLD OUT! Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments.

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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

Tuesday, December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cora J. Belden Library

Passed down, owned for years, or just purchased yesterday, clothing speaks volumes about us. See how fashion has changed & what has stayed the same from the Civil War to the swinging 60’s.

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