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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.

The CHS featured in New England Magazine

July 20, 2021 · CHS Buzz ·

Recently, the CHS was featured in New England Magazine’s 12 Exhibitions to Visit in Connecticut this Summer. Read the full article written by Paul Joseph here. Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement (Photo: Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library) During the tumultuous period of the 1960s, people of various races, religions, ages, genders,…
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League of Women Voters of CT: 100 Years of Empowering Voters

July 10, 2021 · Collections, Uncategorized ·

By: Karen Li Miller 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. On the evening of October 4, 1920, Jule S. Friedman began recording…
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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!

Our Green Commitment

April 23, 2021 · CHS Buzz, Uncategorized ·

By: Kate Schramm & Tasha Caswell  One of the great things about working at CHS is the organization’s commitment to the legacy of the past, as well as paying attention to the legacy we are leaving to the future. The CHS Green Committee is made up of a rotating group of members who are interested…
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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

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Kat’s Creative Corner: From Connecticut to Beyond!

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Welcome, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Teams!

September 8, 2020 · Collections ·

Meet the 2020-2021 teams in the Southern New England Apprenticeship Program for traditional arts!

Objects Tell Stories: Signs and Symbols

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Objects Tell Stories: The Art of Tibetan Carpet Weaving

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Kat’s Creative Corner: Candy for the Troops

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Kat’s Creative Corner: Comics and Capes

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Objects Tell Stories: Pedaling Through the Past

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Kat’s Creative Corner: Cracking the Code

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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

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Objects Tell Stories: Why the Long Face?

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Jampa Tsondue painting a thangka

Connecticut Cultural Exhibits Get a Second Life

June 30, 2020 · Collections ·

Seven CCHAP exhibits from the past are now available online! Learn more here.

Kat’s Creative Corner: Magical Museums

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Objects Tell Stories: The Nutmeg State

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

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Objects Tell Stories: Adventures with Art

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Kat’s Creative Corner: Celebrating Family

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

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Kat’s Creative Corner: Quilt Quest

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Objects Tell Stories: That’s Wacky!

Share your wacky object with us on Facebook!

Kat’s Creative Corner: May Day

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Objects Tell Stories: Sports

Share your story with us on social media!

Kat’s Creative Corner: Mapping CT

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

Objects Tell Stories: Whaling

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

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