Our Collection

Discover Connecticut History


Our Collection

Discover Connecticut History

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The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History collection includes more than 265,000 artifacts and images, over 3.5 million manuscripts, and over 125,000 books and pamphlets dating from the 1600s to today. The items included here give you just a taste of the millions of stories that our collection tells.

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Current Exhibitions

August 12, 2023 - November 5, 2023 Aug 12, 2023 - Nov 5, 2023

¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues

¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas Baseball is the national pastime. But it’s also…

Permanent Exhibit Dec 1, 2010 - Sep 1, 2050

Making Connecticut

Don’t miss this exhibit 400+ years in the making! Colorful, interactive, and filled with more than 500 historic objects, images, and documents, Making Connecticut…

Permanent Exhibit Jan 1, 2010 - Sep 30, 2050

Inn & Tavern Signs of Connecticut

Between 1750 and 1850, there were more than 50,000 inn and tavern signs produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering…

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Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday until 8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm, Thursday until 8pm
Always by appointment only.