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Inspirational Typography in the This Won’t Hurt a Bit!

May 17, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits

I feel like a kid in a candy store when I walk through the depths of the CHS archives and collections. As someone who loves all aspects of design, I find countless objects, images, colors, drawings, paintings, and trade cards that inspire me in the work that I do. But perhaps what enjoy the most…
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What is this?

May 14, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits

Our exhibit, Making Connecticut, showcases over 500 objects, images, and documents from the CHS collection. “What is this?” posts will highlight an object from the exhibit and explore its importance in Connecticut history every other week. What is this object? What is the story behind it? To find out more,

What’s Looming at the CHS Store?

May 6, 2013 · CHS Buzz, Collections, Exhibits

New exhibitions bring new opportunities to explore objects and connect to the stories they tell—in the galleries, through programs and in the store.

Bone Saws and Centipedes

May 3, 2013 · Exhibits

Our newest exhibit is now open! Considering the number of tools on display that were designed to sever, extract, or drill into one’s various body parts, “This Won’t Hurt a Bit! A History of Pain Relief” will make you either run screaming for the hills or bow down before the great and benevolent Horace Wells,…
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What is this?

March 28, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits

Our exhibit, Making Connecticut, showcases over 500 objects, images, and documents from the CHS collection. Starting in May, the blog will highlight an object from the exhibit and explore its importance in Connecticut history every other week. What is this object? What is the story behind it? To find out more,

A View from the Inside

February 23, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits

The month of February means some new artifacts in our Making Connecticut exhibition.  In an effort to best protect our collections, we strictly follow a 6-month display rotation for light sensitive and delicate artifacts…which means that every February and August our permanent exhibition gets a little update.  Some of those updates, like re-dressing our mannequins,…
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