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Conservation Since 1825

Discover Conneticut History

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Permanent Exhibit Dec 31, 2023

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…

Oct 6, 2022


Throughout its history, Connecticut’s LGBTQ population has moved from leading hidden, solitary lives to claiming visible, powerful, valuable, and contributing places in society. This…

September 9, 2021- April 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

Albert’s Odd Jobs: Making a Living in the 1800s

Albert Walker was a 19th century farmer – and amateur magician – living in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Through his myriad odd jobs, Walker illustrates a…

Dec 10, 2021

Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

During the 1960s, people of various races, religions, ages, genders, and classes contributed to an integrated civil rights movement—in Connecticut and around the nation.…

Oct 10, 2021

Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health Presented by Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living

  Understanding how people have struggled with mental health throughout history helps us support ourselves and each other today. This exhibition explores how society…

Nov 5, 2020

Connecticut and WWII Manufacturing

Known as the “Provisions State” (a nickname going back to the Revolutionary War), Connecticut led the nation’s WWII production efforts, from gliders, to ball…

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