Upcoming Events

Opening Reception for Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

Thursday, August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a special celebration for the exhibit opening of MAS: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community that also welcomes the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) to its new home at the CHS. We’ll have music by the Hartford Steel Symphony, delicious Jamaican food, and the opportunity to try on a costume—don’t miss it! The event is free and open to the public.

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, August 29 @ 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 that are not regularly accessible to the public.

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, August 29 @ 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 that are not regularly accessible to the public.

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Those Were the Days: Reliving the 1940s

Tuesday, September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Tolland Public Library

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

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Author Talk: M. William Phelps

Thursday, September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

In Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy, M. William Phelps brings into focus the life of this famed patriot and first spy of the American Revolution.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

Sunday, September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Rockville 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.

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Speak Up at CHS: 8 More Objects/8 More Stories

Friday, October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Great local storytellers share stories about objects that changed their lives. Don’t miss this return engagement for Speak UP at CHS!

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Do You Know Who Your Ancestors Are? An Introduction to Genealogy

Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Litchfield 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.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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

Friday, October 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | SBM Auditorium, Manchester Community College

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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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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

Friday, October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Pitkin Community Center

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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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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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.

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Unveiling George Belden: Reception and Talk at Windsor Historical Society

Thursday, October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Windsor Historical Society

Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at the Windsor Historical Society to celebrate the return of Windsor cabinetmaker George Beldon’s bowfront chest of drawers and learn more about his life and work from Christina Vida, Curator for Collections and Interpretation, WHS.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Saturday, November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Would you have been a Patriot or a Loyalist? Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Saturday, November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Would you have been a Patriot or a Loyalist? Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Toys and Games Made in Connecticut

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

From Colonial era dolls to 1970s Wiffle Bats and Balls, Connecticut has a long history of toy making. Just in time for the holidays, come reminisce about the toys that made your childhood special.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Toys and Games Made in Connecticut

Saturday, December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

From Colonial era dolls to 1970s Wiffle Bats and Balls, Connecticut has a long history of toy making. Just in time for the holidays, come reminisce about the toys that made your childhood special.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, December 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

January 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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

February 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | James Blackstone Memorial 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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