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Upcoming Events

January 2023

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Feb 01 2023
February 1

Short Attention Span Literary Club

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This month, we discuss "The Pura Principle" by Junot Diaz.

Feb 04 2023
February 4

Inspire Center – New Theme!

February 4 @ 9:00 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! February's challenge is to make something unique and innovative using only paper! What can you create?

Feb 04 2023
February 4

Free First Saturday

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CHS! Free First Saturday includes admission to the Museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Feb 04 2023
February 4

Family Program: Valentines for Kids

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Happy Valentine's Day! Using historic valentines from the CHS collection as your inspiration, create one-of-a-kind valentines to give to your loved ones!

Feb 04 2023
February 4

French Canadian Jam

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CHS,  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]

Feb 05 2023
February 5

Free First Sunday

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CHS! Free First Sunday includes admission to the Museum galleries all day. Please note, the Waterman Research Center is closed on Sunday.

Feb 07 2023
February 7

Lunch and Learn: What Time Is It?

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this talk, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) Fellow Alexandra M. Macdonald will draw from both the museum and archival collections at the Connecticut Historical Society to offer insight into how our perception of time has always been sensory, and suggest that clock time may not be as all-consuming as it might feel.

Feb 08 2023
February 8

Hidden Literacies: A Digital Resource From Overlooked Archives

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hidden Literacies is an exciting digital anthology created by Trinity College that reveals the surprising, often neglected roles reading and writing have played in the lives of marginalized Americans—from indigenous and enslaved people to prisoners and young children. Come learn more about using these sources (and expert commentaries) in your classrooms and libraries!

Feb 11 2023
February 11

Black Connecticans, Ordinary and Extraordinary

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Step into our collections spaces to take an exclusive look at items representing a spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut.

Feb 11 2023
February 11

Black Connecticans, Ordinary and Extraordinary

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Step into our collections spaces to take an exclusive look at items representing a spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut.

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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