Upcoming Events

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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, September 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.

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Family Program: I Spy at the Museum

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

Calling all detectives! Decorate your own magnifying glass, then work with your family to figure out clues and search through the galleries to see how many objects and pictures you can find.

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Family Program: Celebrating Caribbean Culture

Saturday, September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Discover the traditions behind West Indian carnival costumes and celebrations at this fun program for all ages!

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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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CHS Behind-the-Scenes Tours Fall Season Pass

Thursday, October 1
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Every week until October 22, 2015
| Connecticut Historical Society

Don’t miss out on great savings on a season full of behind-the-scenes tours. With the Fall 3-Tour Pass enjoy the chance to explore the CHS and see the treasures that tell the stories of Connecticut history.

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, October 3 @ 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.

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Speak Up at CHS: All-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Learn how to tell riveting stories on stage or around your dinner table with Matt Dicks, 17-time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion.

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Connecticut Kids: Your Objects, Your Stories

Saturday, October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Come see this pop-up exhibit featuring objects submitted by kids from all over Connecticut!

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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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CHS Behind-the-Scenes Tours Fall Season Pass

Thursday, October 8
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Every week until October 22, 2015
| Connecticut Historical Society

Don’t miss out on great savings on a season full of behind-the-scenes tours. With the Fall 3-Tour Pass enjoy the chance to explore the CHS and see the treasures that tell the stories of Connecticut history.

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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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CHS Behind-the-Scenes Tours Fall Season Pass

Thursday, October 15
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Every week until October 22, 2015
| Connecticut Historical Society

Don’t miss out on great savings on a season full of behind-the-scenes tours. With the Fall 3-Tour Pass enjoy the chance to explore the CHS and see the treasures that tell the stories of Connecticut history.

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Connecticut Decorative Arts: A Presentation by Brock Jobe

Thursday, October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Brock Jobe’s (Winterthur, Retired 2015) presentation for CHS will focus on decorative arts from our collections, offering in-depth examination of several objects connected to a discussion of the larger context of New England decorative arts.

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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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CHS Behind-the-Scenes Tours Fall Season Pass

Thursday, October 22
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Every week until October 22, 2015
| Connecticut Historical Society

Don’t miss out on great savings on a season full of behind-the-scenes tours. With the Fall 3-Tour Pass enjoy the chance to explore the CHS and see the treasures that tell the stories of Connecticut history.

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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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Furniture from Claw Feet to Gilded Finial

Saturday, October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Don’t miss your chance to peek in the drawers of the CHS’s acclaimed furniture collection. From the Chapin workshop in the mid-1700s up to mid-Twentieth-century modern industrial design, explore the rich heritage of furniture in Connecticut.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Furniture from Claw Feet to Gilded Finial

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

Don’t miss your chance to peek in the drawers of the CHS’s acclaimed furniture collection. From the Chapin workshop in the mid-1700s up to mid-Twentieth-century modern industrial design, explore the rich heritage of furniture in Connecticut.

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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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Story and Craft at the Museum

Wednesday, October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Connecticut Historical Society

Join us for spooky storytime at the CHS!

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 7 @ 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.

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 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.

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Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

Saturday, December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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