Upcoming Events

Family Program: Back to School

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Celebrate getting back to school—the old-fashioned way! Make a hornbook, practice writing with a quill pen, and try out some classic toys.

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

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cora J. Belden 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, 1860-1960

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Unity Church

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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Chocolate & Chuckles

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Help CHS send off the Katharine Hepburn exhibit with a big laugh!  Join us at CHS to sample chocolate and wines while SeaTea Improv performs a Hepburn-themed show with audience participation games. $25 per person │ tickets available online

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Chronicling Change: Richard Welling, Urban Renewal, and Historic Preservation in Hartford, 1960-1990.

September 14 @ 9:15 am - 4:15 pm | University of Hartford- Dana Hall

Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics, will discuss Welling’s drawings of demolition and construction during this critical period in Hartford’s history.

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Save Your Photos Day at CHS

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Save Your Photos Day 2014 is an international event for those who appreciate that every life is a story worth preserving and sharing.

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

This special tour highlights features of the 1928 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

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public.

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

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

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

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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

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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Education in Place: Hartford’s Urban Learning Environment

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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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

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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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

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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Reimagining Hartford: Creating the New City

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

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

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

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

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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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

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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It Really Happened in Connecticut

November 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

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

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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