Upcoming Events

Virtual Family Program: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, July 15 |

Have you ever heard of Sergeant Stubby? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories and uncover the story of Sergeant Stubby, a heroic dog from WWI, and celebrate his many acts of bravery during the war. This episode will be released at 1:00 pm.

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Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

Thursday, July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Celebrate the release of Hamilton on Disney + by tuning in to this live, online talk. We’ll learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States — and about why all that matters.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Taverns in Early Connecticut

Friday, July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

What was it like to step into a tavern in early Connecticut? Join this virtual program to find out!

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Wednesday, July 22 |

What is a telegraph? How was it used to send messages using Morse code? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner and put your code-breaking skills to the test! Join us as we explore the history of Morse Code and work together to decipher this unique language of dots and dashes. This episode will be released on Wednesday, July 22 at 1:00 pm.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us to discuss an excerpt from the autobiography of Dakota Sioux activist and author Zitkala-Sa.

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Speak Up Boot Camp

Monday, July 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Join Speak Up founder, 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion, 6-time GrandSLAM champion, and best-selling author Matthew Dicks for a week of storytelling instruction culminating in a showcase performance where you can perform your story and show off your skills to a live audience.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, August 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020


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

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Jim Rasenberger, “Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America”

Monday, September 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm |

Sam Colt is a Connecticut legend. Join us tonight to learn about an important new book that assesses his life and legacy, and see a pop-up display of Colt artifacts and papers from our collection!

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The Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through August 18. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time.
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