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Upcoming Events

July 2022

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Jul 06 2022
July 6

Short Attention Span Literary Club

July 6 @ 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 “The School" by Donald Barthelme.

Jul 06 2022
July 6

Family Adventure Days: Timeless Toys

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Explore childhood throughout the decades! Families will watch historic toy commercials, play with Legos, paint a frisbee, and make their own silly putty!

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.

Jul 10 2022
July 10

Family Adventure Days: Timeless Toys

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Explore childhood throughout the decades! Families will watch historic toy commercials, play with Legos, paint a frisbee, and make their own silly putty!

Jul 13 2022
July 13

Family Adventure Days: Hamilton History Detectives

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Discover clues, solve riddles, and uncover the stories of 'heroes' and 'villains' from the Revolutionary War!

Jul 14 2022
July 14

Date Night at the CHS: Sex and Love in the Archives

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bring your beau, gal, or best pal to the CHS for a "backstage" tour of our collection, followed by wine, chocolate, and a fun themed activity . Tonight's theme is "Sex and Love in the Archives:" we'll take a look at objects associated with love and lust through the ages.

Jul 17 2022
July 17

Family Adventure Days: Hamilton History Detectives

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Discover clues, solve riddles, and uncover the stories of 'heroes' and 'villains' from the Revolutionary War!

Jul 19 2022
July 19

Lunch and Learn: Of Skulls and Skeletons: Burial Practices and Battlefield Cleanup During the American War of Independence

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This summer we're looking back at the Revolutionary War with our exhibition Hamilton Heroes and Villains, in honor of the musical Hamilton's return to the Bushnell. Beyond the flashy costumes and musical drama, what was it really like to fight in the war? In this noontime talk, historian Robert A. Selig takes a look at one of the darkest sides of any battle: the clean-up.

Jul 20 2022
July 20

Family Adventure Days: Food for Thought

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Go on a special tour of Making Connecticut! Through pretend play, families will fish in a canoe, cook in a colonial kitchen, and grind corn using a mortar and pestle.

Jul 21 2022
July 21

Summer Concert Series: Orquesta Afinke

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us for salsa from Bridgeport featuring Orquesta Afinke! 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 rain, the concerts will move indoors…

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

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Hartford CT, 06105

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