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Objects Tell Stories: Innovative Inventions

October 13, 2021 · Education

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! This activity is free and great for children ages 5 and up.

Kat’s Creative Corner: Pet Portraits

September 1, 2021 · Education

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! This activity…
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Objects Tell Stories: The Legend of Leatherman

August 4, 2021 · Education

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.

Kat’s Creative Corner: The Art of Kuchipudi Dance

July 7, 2021 · Education

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 basic steps!

Objects Tell Stories: Backyard BBQ

June 2, 2021 · Education

Have 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!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Colonial Chores

May 5, 2021 · Education

What chores do you do at home? How are they different from the chores kids used to do during colonial times? Look closely at some of the objects on display in the Making Connecticut exhibit to explore how colonial kids helped out around the house. Then, play a game of colonial chores charades!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Fighting for Equality

April 7, 2021 · Education

Why are these shoes so special? How do they help tell the story of the fight for Civil Rights, both in Connecticut and nationwide? Look closely at some of the objects and images on display in our new exhibition, Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement, to discover what these shoes can tell us…
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Kat’s Creative Corner: Escape to Freedom!

March 3, 2021 · Education

Explore the history of the Underground Railroad. Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to learn about the secret code used among freedom seekers and how they used the stars and songs to communicate with each other. Then, make your own constellation-inspired craft!

Objects Tell Stories: Food on the Go

February 3, 2021 · Collections, Education

From food carts to food trucks, Connecticut has a long history of food on the go! Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories and explore the tradition of traveling food markets, ranging from peddlers of the early 1900s to the Hartford Mobile Market of today.

Kat’s Creative Corner: A Storm is Coming

January 6, 2021 · Collections

Winter weather is here! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to explore some of the most historic snow and ice storms to ever hit Connecticut.

Objects Tell Stories: Time for Fun

September 23, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Click here to access this week’s activity! Connect with us on social media to share your clock designs!

Kat’s Creative Corner: From Connecticut to Beyond!

September 9, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: Signs and Symbols

August 26, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Click here to download the tavern sign template!

Objects Tell Stories: The Art of Tibetan Carpet Weaving

August 19, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Connect with us on social media to share the story behind your handmade object!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Candy for the Troops

August 12, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Kat’s Creative Corner: Comics and Capes

August 5, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: Pedaling Through the Past

July 29, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Connect with us on social media to share your bike adventures!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Cracking the Code

July 22, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: Hero Hounds

Connect with us on social media and share the story of you and your furry friend!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Colonial Cooking

July 8, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: Why the Long Face?

July 1, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Connect with us on social media and share your photos and their stories!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Magical Museums

June 24, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Download our magical craft instructions!

Objects Tell Stories: The Nutmeg State

June 17, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite nutmeg recipe! Download the baked apple recipe here!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Fun in the Sun

June 10, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: Adventures with Art

June 3, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Connect with us on Facebook to share the story behind your favorite piece of art!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Celebrating Family

May 27, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: What’s in the Toy Box?

May 20, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Click here to download our homemade silly putty recipe!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Quilt Quest

May 13, 2020 · Exhibits, Programs and Events

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Objects Tell Stories: That’s Wacky!

May 6, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Share your wacky object with us on Facebook!

Kat’s Creative Corner: May Day

April 29, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Download our May Day activity!

Objects Tell Stories: Sports

April 26, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Share your story with us on social media!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Mapping CT

April 25, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Download our Mapping Activity here. Share your map with us on social media!

Objects Tell Stories: Whaling

April 19, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Share an animal that’s special to you with us on Facebook!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Say Cheese

April 18, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Download the Search and Snap Photography Challenge

Kat’s Creative Corner: What’s Your Story?

April 12, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Download our pre-made journal pages here!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Earth Day Birthday Part 2

April 11, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Click here to make your own upcycled bird feeder!

Objects Tell Stories: What is a Collection?

April 5, 2020 · Education, Programs and Events

Share your collection with us on Facebook!

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