Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, February 9 @ 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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RESCHEDULED.Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

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

RESCHEDULED. 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 and you’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s so enjoyable and set the standard for customer service. Exhibit tours of “Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe” available after the presentation at 12:00 pm.

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Collecting Day at Norfolk Historical Museum

Saturday, February 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm |

Bring treasures from your childhood or teenage years for consideration in the Connecticut Historical Society’s spring exhibit, “Growing Up in Connecticut.”

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

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

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! A 45-minute presentation by Joe Waxman, CHS Member & Volunteer, will be followed by Exhibit Tours of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe at 2:00 pm. Refreshments provided.

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Hands-On History Workshop: Fashion From Silk Gloves to Skinny Jeans

Saturday, February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Discover the history of fashion with an interactive workshop designed just for kids! Take a trip through time as we go behind-the-scenes to explore the changing clothing styles throughout history and try out the science behind the preservation of historic textiles.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Speak Up at CHS: All-Day Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks

Saturday, February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

20-time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion Matt Dicks shares his secrets for telling a great story on stage or around your dinner table.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Friday, March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! A 45-minute presentation by Joe Waxman, CHS Member & Volunteer, will be followed by Exhibit Tours of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe at 12:00 noon. Refreshments provided.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 5 @ 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 or the Behind-the-Scenes tours.

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Family Program: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America at CHS! Join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss book Great Day for Up! and make a craft to take home.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store TOUR ADDED

Saturday, March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut. TOUR ADDED.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store TOUR ADDED

Saturday, March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut. TOUR ADDED.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

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

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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This is America: A Visual Expedition by Carol M. Highsmith

Wednesday, March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

“America’s Photographer,” Carol M. Highsmith, will describe her state-by-state project of a lifetime, to create photographs that depict 21st-Century America and Connecticut.

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Hands-On History Workshop: Photography from Stereographs to Snapchat

Saturday, March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Explore the history behind your Instagram filters in this hands-on photography workshop designed just for kids! We’ll go behind-the-scenes to see how photography has evolved over the years and make our own pinhole cameras and zoetropes to take home.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

Saturday, March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

Saturday, March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Friday, April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

! In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! A 45-minute presentation by Joe Waxman, CHS Member & Volunteer, will be followed by Exhibit Tours of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe at 12:00 noon. Refreshments provided.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Discovering Beatrice Fox Auerbach: A Presentation by Laura Crow, UConn Professor of Costume Design

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

Laura Crow, Professor of Costume Design, UConn, will give a presentation focusing on the life of Beatrice Fox Auerbach and the development of the exhibition.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks

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

20-time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion Matt Dicks shares his secrets for telling a great story on stage or around your dinner table. This advanced workshop allows you to craft your own story and tell it to the workshop.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: For Sale in Connecticut

Saturday, April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come see our tavern signs, want ads, bumper stickers and give-away toys, and see if you would have been able to resist marketing in the days before Madison Avenue. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: For Sale in Connecticut

Saturday, April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come see our tavern signs, want ads, bumper stickers and give-away toys, and see if you would have been able to resist marketing in the days before Madison Avenue. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

Saturday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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