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Upcoming Events

July 2022

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Jul 02 2022

Grab and Go Bags: Whale of a State

All Day, July 2
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Ahoy mateys! It’s time to set sail! Children will discover what it was like to be a sailor on a whaling expedition in the 18th century. Please note, there is no on-site family program; these bags are designed for families to complete at home.

Jul 02 2022
July 2

Free First Saturday

July 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.

Jul 02 2022
July 2

French Canadian Jam

July 2 @ 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]

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 (Sold Out!)

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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WE'RE SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT! Please check out our next "Date Night" program on August 11! 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!

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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