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About Corinne Swanson

Corinne Swanson is the Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs at the Connecticut Historical Society. In addition to teaching school programs at the CHS and off-site, she is responsible for the monthly family programs and other non-school youth and family programming. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest looking for new craft ideas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Ithaca College.

Articles by Corinne Swanson:

Teensville: A Sample of Baby Boomer Youth Culture

February 22, 2018 · Collections

From 1959 to 1961, West Hartford native Tom Vater hosted a television program on Hartford’s Channel 18 called Teensville. Similar to American Bandstand, Vater played the hit songs of the day and hosted musical acts such as teen heartthrob Bobby Rydell, all while teens from the Greater Hartford area danced along to the music.

Pop goes the Popper

December 11, 2014 · Education

What can you do with three hundred toilet paper rolls?

Museum Educators On The Road

November 14, 2014 · Education

Don’t worry, the educators haven’t left – they’re just on the road teaching!

The Legend of the Charter Oak

October 31, 2014 · Education

The Legend of the Charter Oak can be a bit of an enigma for those who haven’t personally experienced this fantastic program.

Fun in the (Artificial) Sun

October 10, 2014 · Education

How to create sun on a rainy day – that was the question I dealt with last week in preparation for Saturday’s family program.

How to Play with Whirligigs

September 12, 2014 · Education

Children and parents got to experience what it would be like to go back to school during colonial times at our family program last Saturday.

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