Upcoming Events

Public Guided Tour

Saturday, December 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, December 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Free First Saturday

January 3, 2015 @ 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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Free Family Program: Let’s Build a City

January 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Calling all builders! Join other families at the CHS as we build our own community on our giant floor map.

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Artist Robert Charles Hudson at Work

January 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come see artist Robert Charles Hudson painting in our first floor gallery as part of the installation of Inspired by the Past: Works by Robert Charles Hudson, opening January 8, 2015.

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

January 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | East Hampton Public Library

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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Behind-the-Scenes Tours Season Pass: A Perfect Gift!

January 24, 2015 | Connecticut Historical Society

Give the gift that every History Nut would love to receive! Who needs another tchotchke when you have the chance to go behind the scenes and see the treasures that tell the stories of Connecticut history?

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Downton Abbey Era in Connecticut

January 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Add an episode to your Downton season with a special tour of our costumes and artifacts that will show what was happening in real-life Connecticut when the fictional residents of Downton Abbey were embroiled in scandal and Edwardian era intrigue.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Downton Abbey Era in Connecticut

January 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Add an episode to your Downton season with a special tour of our costumes and artifacts that will show what was happening in real-life Connecticut when the fictional residents of Downton Abbey were embroiled in scandal and Edwardian era intrigue.

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Those Were the Days: Reliving the 1940s

January 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Farmington Library

This program takes a look at life in Connecticut in the 1940s. See how the world looked to a child growing up in a time when kids were free to roam. Recall when radio held center stage and big-band sound dominated music and how World War II changed everything. You’ll also learn about the amazing things revealed in the 1940 U.S. Census. Presenters: Carol Whitmer and Dick Tomlinson, CHS Board Members and Consulting Genealogists

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Those Were the Days: Reliving the 1940s

February 5, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Bristol Public Library

This program takes a look at life in Connecticut in the 1940s. See how the world looked to a child growing up in a time when kids were free to roam. Recall when radio held center stage and big-band sound dominated music and how World War II changed everything. You’ll also learn about the amazing things revealed in the 1940 U.S. Census. Presenters: Carol Whitmer and Dick Tomlinson, CHS Board Members and Consulting Genealogists

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Free Family Program: Valentines for Kids

February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, join us to create unique and personal cards inspired by Valentines from long ago.

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

February 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | East Hampton 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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Do you know who your ancestors are? An introduction to Genealogy

February 10, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Durham Public Library

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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Amistad and Beyond

February 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Explore African-American history through the artifacts and manuscripts that tell the story of the Amistad, Connecticut abolitionists, and the long fight for civil rights.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Amistad and Beyond

February 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Explore African-American history through the artifacts and manuscripts that tell the story of the Amistad, Connecticut abolitionists, and the long fight for civil rights. The tour will offer special access to Charlotte Cowles’ letters describing her interactions with the Africans from the Amistad who lived for several months in her home town of Farmington, Connecticut.

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

February 26, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Guilford Free 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 Family Program: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss story and craft at CHS.

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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

March 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Cyrecius H. Booth 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 Organized by the Newtown Historical Society

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It Really Happened in Connecticut

March 10, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | East Hampton Public Library

Diana Ross McCain, Head of the Waterman Research Center, will share several of the strange but true episodes featured in her books It Happened in Connecticut and Mysteries and Legends of New England, including withcraft trials, a mysterious vagabond known as the leatherman, and a serial killer who inspired a hit movie. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. Presenter: Diana McCain, Author and Head of the Waterman Research Center

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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

March 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Guilford Free 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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Connecticut’s Colonial Revival

March 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Litchfield Historical Society

From costume balls to reproduction furniture Connecticut embodied the ideals of the Colonial Revival. Taking root during the Centennial celebrations of 1876, residents looked back at the colonial past and took to heart the simplified lives of their ancestors. Embodied by furniture and fashion designs, as well as social clubs and entertainments, the Colonial Revival Movement grew to extremes in Connecticut, and the New England region. Explore this period of Connecticut’s history through what it created and what inspired it.…

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

March 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Edith Wheeler Memorial 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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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | East Lyme 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Sports Spectacular

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

A perfect tour for fans of March Madness or those who are more than ready for Opening Day, this look at the glories of Connecticut’s sporting heritage will make you cheer.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Sports Spectacular

March 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

A perfect tour for fans of March Madness or those who are more than ready for Opening Day, this look at the glories of Connecticut’s sporting heritage will make you cheer.

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