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Upcoming Events

May 2024

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Jun 01 2024
June 1

Inspire Center – New Theme!

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! June’s challenge is to design a new way to serve your favorite food with style!

Jun 01 2024
June 1

Family Program: Game On!

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Have you ever heard of lawn bowling? What about pedestrianism? Learn about and experience these community-based sports and more at this program for visitors of all ages!

Jun 01 2024
June 1

French Canadian Jam

June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CMCH,  happening Saturday afternoons on First Free Weekends! 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]. Please note: the French Canadian Jam will take a break during July, November, and December.

Jun 02 2024
June 2

Inspire Center – New Theme!

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! June’s challenge is to design a new way to serve your favorite food with style!

Jun 02 2024
June 2

Family Story Time

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a special family story time! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts! With a new story each time, families can discover the many stories brought to life by Connecticut authors and illustrators.

Jun 04 2024
June 4

Coffee With the Curator

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

A museum members-only program that includes a look at some of our most recent acquisitions with our Chief Curator of Collections.

Jun 05 2024
June 5

Short Attention Span Literary Club

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This month’s story is “The Hospital Where" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

Jun 06 2024
June 6

The Hartford Circus Fire Remembered

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Connecticut Museum welcomes author Don Massey and former Hartford Fire Chief Charles A. Teale to talk about the lasting legacy of the 1944 tragedy.

Jun 08 2024
June 8

Beginning Bookbinding Workshop

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dive into the wonderful world of bookmaking with this introductory level class where you will learn the vocabulary, history, and know-how of binding books.

Jun 09 2024
June 9

Guided Tour of Connecticut’s Bookshelf

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Drop in for a guided tour of our latest special exhibition, Connecticut's Bookshelf.

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