50 Objects / 50 Stories: What do YOU think?

December 5, 2014 · Exhibits ·

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Your help is needed. The Connecticut Historical Society is on a “treasure hunt.”

If an object could define Connecticut, what would it be? What objects—from the past and today—help illustrate our state as a dynamic place, a diverse community, and a distinct idea?

To answer these questions we are planning a special exhibit, Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories. Your guidance and involvement will assist us in creating an exciting viewpoint and story about Connecticut.

Can you think of an object that helps tell the story of a distinct personal or family experience, idea, or action—a story that has shaped Connecticut in a meaningful way? We hope these objects and stories will incorporate many locations, time periods, ethnicities, and cultures of Connecticut.

You can submit your suggestions any time between now and January 18, 2015.

The process is quick and easy. We’ll be sharing suggestions on our website, and the 50 objects will be revealed when the exhibit opens on April 2, 2015 at the CHS.

We are seeking submissions from across the state, so spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. Follow the link to submit your object!

 

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Please note, CHS will be undergoing renovations from Aug 28 – Sept 6. During this time, we will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.