Free First Saturday
Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.
Family Program: Back to School
Experience school from long ago! Families will look closely at school-related objects from the CHS collection, decorate a chalkboard, practice needlepoint, and more!
French Canadian Jam
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]
Short Attention Span Literary Club
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.
The Future of Kids’ Mental Health: What Caregivers Need to Know!
The CHS invites parents and caregivers to attend an information session about kids' mental health featuring practitioners from Connecticut Children's.
Summer Concert Series: The Spiritual Souls
Join us for an outdoor concert featuring music from The Spiritual Souls! This concert will take place on the beautiful CHS lawn. Grounds are open for seating and picnicking from 4 PM, and music is from 5PM-6:30PM. All of the CHS outdoor concerts are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and food, and a food truck will be available onsite. In case of rain, the concerts…
Mystery Home: Discover the Story of Your House! (Sold Out!)
Interested in learning more about your home? This two-hour program will give you an introduction to researching the history of your house.
Lunch and Learn: The Neurocolorline — Locating Black Autism and Black Neurodivergence in the Archives
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.
Coffee Hour: Can You Pass The Citizenship Test?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of aspiring American citizens take the USCIS Citizenship test. Over 90% pass. Would you?
Family Program: Thang-ka Style Art Workshop
Create one-of-a-kind greeting cards to send to loved ones! During this special art workshop led by Yeshi Dorjee, a Buddhist monk and renowned artist, families will learn to paint a lotus blossom in Thang-ka style art, discover the meaning of the lotus, and write a special message in their greeting card.