Upcoming Events

Free First Saturday

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

Free admission to the museum galleries all day.

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Family Program: Photography Day

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

Celebrate the re-launch of our Free First Saturdays with photography fun at CHS!

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It Really Happened in Connecticut

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

Tuesday, October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Brookfield 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 Then and Now: Richard Welling-Inspired Walking Tour of Downtown Hartford

Thursday, October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Old State House

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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Walking Tour RegistrationFree!Please let us know you're coming!

From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion, 1860-1960

Thursday, October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | The Women’s Club of the Church of the Incarnation

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

Saturday, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Old State House

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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Tickets

Walking Tour RegistrationFree!Please let us know you're coming!

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

History gets creepy with this spooky look behind the scenes tour.

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From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion

Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Prospect Historical Society

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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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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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$4.00For students with valid student id.
Senior General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation$6.00For Seniors aged 65 and older.
Adult General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation$8.00For Adult non-members.
CHS Member Veeder Tour ReservationFree!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$6.00For seniors aged 65 and older.
Student General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation$4.00For students with valid student id.
CHS Member Veeder Tour ReservationFree!It's great to be a CHS member!
Adult General Admission and Veeder Tour Reservation$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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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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Reimagining 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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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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Tickets

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

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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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

Non-member Behind-the-Scenes Tour$12.00
Out of stock!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

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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