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May 2022

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Jun 01 2022
June 1

Short Attention Span Literary Club

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story. This week’s selection is “Impatient Griselda" by Margaret Atwood.

Jun 04 2022
June 4

Free First Saturday

June 4 @ 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.

Jun 04 2022
June 4

Family Program: Happy Birthday Frederick Law Olmsted!

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Celebrate landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday at the CHS!

Jun 04 2022
June 4

French Canadian Jam

June 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CHS. New players and new listeners are always welcome! If you would like to join in, please get in touch with jam organizer, Joe Lavariere, at [email protected]

Jun 10 2022
June 10

Workshop with Bao Phi: Amplify Asian American Voices

June 10 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bao Phi will lead an intimate spoken word/poetry workshop for high school students. Phi is a two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and a National Poetry Slam finalist. He has performed on numerous stages. His first collection of poetry, Sông I Sing, enjoyed rave reviews. The New York Times states, “In this song of his very American self, every poem Mr. Phi writes rhymes with the truth.” In 2012, The Star Tribune’s inaugural “Best of Minnesota”…

Jun 11 2022
June 11

Public Reading with Bao Phi: Amplify Asian American Voices

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Spoken Word Artist and Writer Bao Phi will be reading from his critically acclaimed children’s books, A Different Pond (Capstone Press, 2017) and My Footprints (Capstone Press, 2019). Illustrated by Thi Bui, A Different Pond earned six starred reviews, a Caldecott Honor, as well as the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Honors, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Booklist Editor’s Choice, a Hornbook Fanfare book. Kirkus, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Boston…

Jun 11 2022
June 11

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Black History at the CHS

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Celebrate Juneteenth with an exclusive look at items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT!

Jun 11 2022
June 11

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Black History at the CHS

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Celebrate Juneteenth with an exclusive look at items from our collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT!

Jun 14 2022
June 14

Lunch and Learn: Social and Cultural Expressions of Puerto Rican Settlement in Postwar Hartford

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This free, virtual program will look at the development of Hartford’s early Puerto Rican community.

Jun 16 2022
June 16

Summer Concert Series: Dexter’s Lab

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us for a special outdoor concert celebration for Juneteenth, featuring music from Dexter's Lab! This concert will take place on the beautiful CHS lawn. Grounds are open for seating and picnicking from 5 PM, and music is from 6PM-7:30PM. All of the CHS outdoor concerts are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and food, and a food truck will be available onsite. In case of…

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Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

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Hartford CT, 06105

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