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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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Family Program: Hartford Prints!

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

CHS and Hartford Prints! are partnering for some printmaking fun! Families can make a card with some Hartford Prints! stamps, and then make their own buttons to bring home.

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

Saturday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Harwinton Public 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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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour in Spanish

Saturday, November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special Spanish language guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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(Re)Imagining 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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Tavern & Inn Signs: Art and Advertising in Early America

Thursday, November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cragin Memorial Library

You’ll discover that tavern and inn signs, treasured today as folk art, were originally eye-catching advertisements for food, lodging, entertainment, and a place to meet. Presenter: Rich Malley, Head of Research and Collections

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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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

Tuesday, November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Meriden Intermediates Club

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 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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Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop

Saturday, November 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Scouts, earn your Genealogy Merit badge with the Connecticut Historical Society. Part of the Connecticut Rivers Council STEM Experience. $30 per Scout, $3 for adults. Pre-registration is required, sign up at www.ctrivers.org/stem. For more information contact Jake Gotimer at (860) 913-2751.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Saturday, November 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 25th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists and crafters from the West End, as well as student artists from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).

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Gallery Talk with Artist Pablo Delano

Saturday, November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Join artist Pablo Delano for a gallery talk in the exhibition Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano, which documents a modern view of Hartford’s public and private buildings, street scenes, and storefronts through the lens of the photographer.

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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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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Sunday, November 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 25th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists and crafters from the West End, as well as student artists from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).

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Hartford Past, Present, and Future: Placemaking, Urban Renewal and Historic Preservation

Tuesday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Old State House

Join a discussion with Frank Russo, XL Center administrator, Frank Hagaman, Executive Director or Hartford Preservation Alliance, and Jackie Gorsky Mandyck, Managing Director, iQuilt Partnership, about how to encourage people not only to visit Hartford, but to live in the vibrant, emerging city Hartford is becoming.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Tavern & Inn Signs: Art and Advertising in Early America

Tuesday, November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cora J. Belden Library

You’ll discover that tavern and inn signs, treasured today as folk art, were originally eye-catching advertisements for food, lodging, entertainment, and a place to meet.

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Hartford: The Gameboard in Perspective and Speculation

Thursday, November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Trinity College, McCook Auditorium

Patrick Pinell, architect and town planner, has worked with the Hartford Parking Authority, Connecticut Landmarks, and Burr-McManus Trust and draws on that experience to forecast trends in Hartford’s development.

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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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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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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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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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Family Program: Holiday Poppers

Saturday, December 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! These timeless favorites, filled with candy, paper hats, and fortunes, make great gifts, holiday party favors, or New Year’s Eve noisemakers.

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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour in Spanish

Saturday, December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special Spanish language guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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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

Sold Out! 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 or…

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Tickets

Out of stock!Non-member Behind-the-Scenes Tour$12.00
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

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

SOLD OUT! 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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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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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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Public Guided Tour

Saturday, December 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturdays November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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Public Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Tuesday in November and December
| Connecticut Historical Society

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

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