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Upcoming Events

September 2022


Sep 03 2022
September 3, 2022

Free First Saturday

September 3, 2022 @ 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.

Sep 03 2022
September 3, 2022

Family Program: Back to School

September 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Experience school from long ago! Families will look closely at school-related objects from the CMCH collection, decorate a chalkboard, practice needlepoint, and more!

Sep 03 2022
September 3, 2022

French Canadian Jam

September 3, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CMCH. 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].

Sep 07 2022
September 7, 2022

Short Attention Span Literary Club

September 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Once per month, we get together to chat about short stories. This month’s selection is “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Sep 08 2022
September 8, 2022

The Future of Kids’ Mental Health: What Caregivers Need to Know!

September 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The CMCH invites parents and caregivers to attend an information session about kids' mental health featuring practitioners from Connecticut Children's.

Sep 10 2022
September 10, 2022

Summer Concert Series: The Spiritual Souls

September 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Join us for an outdoor concert featuring music from The Spiritual Souls! This concert will take place on the beautiful CMCH lawn. Grounds are open for seating and picnicking from 4 PM, and music is from 5PM-6:30PM. All of the CMCH outdoor concerts are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and food, and a food truck and craft vendors will be available onsite. In case of…

Sep 11 2022
September 11, 2022

Mystery Home: Discover the Story of Your House! (Sold Out!)

September 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Interested in learning more about your home? This two-hour program will give you an introduction to researching the history of your house.

Sep 12 2022
September 12, 2022

Homeschool Day

September 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the museum for an interactive, hands-on educational experience that explores museum jobs and animals throughout history. Workshops are offered throughout the day for four different age groups. Families may sign up for a half day (one workshop) or a full day (two workshops). Each workshop includes a list of additional resources to encourage further at-home exploration of the workshop themes. For more information about each workshop or to register, please click here.…

Sep 14 2022
September 14, 2022

**Canceled** Lunch and Learn: The Neurocolorline — Locating Black Autism and Black Neurodivergence in the Archives

September 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Diana Paulin, of Trinity College, will talk about how the history of anti-black racism and ableism in the U.S. erases both the past and contemporary experiences of Black neurodivergence.

Sep 16 2022
September 16, 2022

Coffee Hour: Can You Pass The Citizenship Test?

September 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of aspiring American citizens take the USCIS Citizenship test. Over 90% pass. Would you?

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Hartford CT, 06105



Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Always by appointment only.