Bring CHS Home

At CHS, we’re staying connected with you… so you can bring us home.

While all in-person services and programming have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19, the CHS is excited to provide live streaming and Zoom meeting options for you to participate in our history programs from wherever you are. As with all forms of technology, we hope all things work according to plan but appreciate your patience and understanding if they don’t!

Questions about an upcoming event? Email Natalie_Belanger@chs.org, Adult Programs Manager.

Questions about a family program? Email Katerina_Mazzacane@chs.org, Youth & Family Programs Manager.

If you’re a teacher looking for history resources for your students, please visit our Online Learning page. Questions about school programs? Contact Kristen_Levithan@chs.org, School Programs Manager.

Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

This episode will be released on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00 pm.

Uncover your family’s unique history! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner as we investigate how historic objects and oral histories can help uncover the fascinating stories of your ancestors. Then, work with your family to create a family tree! 

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us online to chat about Kate Chopin’s “A Pair of Silk Stocking.” All are welcome!

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Witches in Connecticut

Friday, May 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that the first American witch trial was in Connecticut? Join this interactive online program to learn more about Connecticut’s history of witch hunting.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Witches in Connecticut

Friday, May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Did you know that the first American witch trial was in Connecticut? Join this interactive online program to learn more about Connecticut’s history of witch hunting.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Something Old, Something New

Friday, June 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The white wedding dress is a tradition — but how far back does that tradition go? Join CHS staff as we use examples from our Costume collection to show the evolution of the wedding dress.

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Film and Talkback: “Auntie,” a Film by Lisa Harewood

Wednesday, June 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us via Zoom to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with a screening of the short film “Auntie,” written and directed by Lisa Harewood, a filmmaker from Barbados.

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Online Exhibits

The Ambassadors of Folk

The Ambassadors of Folk exhibition was produced in 2010 by the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program to showcase the artistry of Connecticut folk and traditional artists who have achieved recognition on a national or international scale.

With support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program is pleased to give this exhibit a second life. Rich descriptions of the artists and their art forms can be found accompanying the still images, and video documentation of the installation will give you an idea of what it was like to visit in 2010!

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Artist Leslie Dockeray works with chisels to carve a design into a flat wood block

Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities

In 2016, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program at the Connecticut Historical Society marked 25 years of documenting the state’s diverse cultural traditions and sharing the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living here. To celebrate this achievement and honor their longtime partnership, the Connecticut Office of the Arts hosted a new exhibit curated by CCHAP: Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities: Celebrating 25 Years of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program. This exhibit displayed a fascinating variety of ethnic, occupational, and native arts that are thriving throughout the state.

With support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program is delighted to bring this exhibit online.

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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through July 31. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time. Our Annual Meeting has been postponed until September 14. Click here for CHS's digital programs.