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April 2022

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Apr 02 2022
April 2

Free First Saturday

April 2 @ 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.

Apr 02 2022
April 2

Family Program: Earth Day Extravaganza

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Happy Earth Day! Celebrate our planet through games, crafts, and a special enviromagic show by Cyril the Sorcerer!

Apr 06 2022
April 6

Short Attention Span Literary Club

April 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 "Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros.

Apr 07 2022
April 7

Disability Things, History, and Mental Health with Smithsonian Curator Katherine Ott

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This free, virtual talk by Smithsonian Curator Katherine Ott will examine some of the ways disability has collided with assumptions about how to be human, using objects from history as a guide.

Apr 08 2022
April 8

Family Program: Movie Under the ‘Stars’

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This is the snow date for the program originally scheduled for February 25th. Curl up under the "stars" for a movie night at the CHS! Enjoy a special showing of the movie "Inside Out" while snacking on free popcorn!

Apr 09 2022
April 9

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The World of Work

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Take a look at CHS collection items that show how making a living has changed – and how it hasn’t – over the years.

Apr 09 2022
April 9

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The World of Work

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Take a look at CHS collection items that show how making a living has changed – and how it hasn’t – over the years.

Apr 12 2022
April 12

Family Program: What Makes You Smile?

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Kids will have the chance to make their very own worry doll and then celebrate the things that bring them joy by creating a box of sunshine!

Apr 12 2022
April 12

Family Program: What Makes You Smile?

APRIL 12 @ 10:00AM -12:00PM and 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Kids will have the chance to make their very own worry doll and then celebrate the things that bring them joy by creating a box of sunshine!

Apr 14 2022
April 14

Family Program: Museum Sleuths

APRIL 14 @ 10:00AM -12:00PM and 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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I spy a symbol of liberty - do you? Kids will decorate their own magnifying glass and then search the exhibits for clues and symbols hidden within historic objects!

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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