Do you have any special family recipes? What is your favorite holiday treat? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore some historic recipes from recipe books in the CHS collection. Then, try your hand at making some holiday treats and writing down your favorite holiday memories in a special cookbook!
Following a nationwide search, The Connecticut Historical Society’s Board of Trustees has named Robert Kret, former director of The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. as new CEO. Kret will take the helm of the CHS in May, continuing the Society’s mission to serve the people of Connecticut by preserving and sharing stories, manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials related to the State’s social, cultural, and family history.
Have you ever heard of a Hitchcock Chair? Did you know they are made right here in Connecticut? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to explore some of the tools used to make these special chairs and check out some of the unique designs! Then, use a template to create your own one-of-a-kind chair design!
Did you know the CHS is located in the former house of a Hartford inventor? Join the CHS on a virtual journey through the home of Curtis Veeder. Explore his life, his inventions, and the items that make his house so unique!
Do you ever take goofy photos of your pets? What about professional portraits? Believe it or not, this trend has been around for decades! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to look at some of the pet portraits in the CHS collection, and then kids can draw their very own pet!
In this episode of Objects Tell Stories, kids look closely at several items from the CHS collection to investigate one of Connecticut’s most puzzling tales that has left people curious for decades.
Recently, the CHS was featured in New England Magazine’s 12 Exhibitions to Visit in Connecticut this Summer. During the tumultuous period of the 1960s, people of various races, religions, ages, genders, and classes contributed to an integrated and hugely influential civil rights movement – both in Connecticut and around the entire nation of the United States of America.
This year, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut celebrates its 100th anniversary. We can examine documents from the League of Women Voters from the early 1920s (MS 97845) to learn more about this exciting time of political change.
Join the CHS in welcoming Kuchipudi dancer Sarada Nori! Explore the cultural and social history of this classical Indian dance form and enjoy a short performance by Sarada. Then, you can learn a few of the bas
e you ever gone to a backyard barbecue? Or played lawn games with friends? As summer approaches, get ready for outdoor fun by exploring how backyards have served as a place for family, friends, and fun throughout history and today. Then, share some of your favorite backyard memories!