Adult Programs

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CHS for Adults

The Connecticut Historical Society offers fun, thought-provoking museum tours that make great outings for senior groups, social clubs, bus tours, other historical societies, or family groups.

Adult Group Tours

Guided tours last 45–60 minutes, and advanced reservations are required. Adult group tours are available Monday–Saturday with reservations.
Please call (860) 236-5621 x232 or email us to book your tour or for more information.

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CHS on the Road

Throughout the year, the Connecticut Historical Society offers public presentations, participates in festivals and family events, and partners with community organizations and businesses in the region and around the state. Here you will find a list of activities at various off-site locations. For more information about a specific event check our calendar of upcoming events or please get in touch with the local contact.  We hope to see you when we’re out and about!

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The Citizenship Project

The CHS has partnered with The New-York Historical Society to offer free citizenship classes for green card holders preparing for the naturalization interview. The classes prepare green card holders to take the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.

This free course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics test. Participants will learn about American government and history using objects, paintings, and documents from the CHS and The New-York Historical Society collections.

Classes are taught in English and are recommended for intermediate level English Language Learners.

Each course runs for 6 weeks and meets twice per week, for a total of 12 class meetings.

Our next online course begins on Monday, June 13, 2022.. The class will meet every Monday and Thursday (except July 4) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM for 6 weeks. Click here to sign up! This class is taught online using Zoom.

If you are interested in taking the course sooner, you can take online classes with the New-York Historical Society. Click here to see their available classes.

For more information, email [email protected]

Are you curious about the USCIS Civics test? Click here to take a practice version.

Upcoming Adult Programs

Jun 23 2022
June 23

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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In this panel discussion, practitioners and community advocates will talk about the challenges that face the LGBTQ+ community in accessing mental health care, including the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jun 24 2022
June 24

Virtual Conversation: Dementia-Friendly Museums

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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In this two-part series of virtual conversations, CHS and partners will explore how museums and cultural institutions can better serve people living with dementia.

Jul 08 2022
July 8

Virtual Conversation: Dementia-Friendly Museums

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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In this two-part series of virtual conversations, CHS and partners will explore how museums and cultural institutions can better serve people living with dementia.

Dec 03 2022
December 3

Free First Saturday

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Museum Hours:

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

Research Center Hours:

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

Location

One Elizabeth Street
Hartford CT, 06105

860.236.5621