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December 2022

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Dec 01 2022
December 1

Trivia at the Museum: ’80s Night!

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you fondly remember wearing leg warmers and making mixtapes on cassettes? Or are you a Millennial or Gen Z-er who just missed the '80s but are obsessed with Stranger Things? Either way, this night is for you! Trivia categories will include general knowledge, infused with '80s flair. Totally radical prizes for the winning teams! Extra points awarded to teams who come in their best '80s clothes! Families welcome.

Dec 03 2022
December 3

Free First Saturday

December 3 @ 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.

Dec 03 2022
December 3

Family Program: Holiday Poppers and Traditions

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the CHS for a day of wintry wonder! Families will create wintry window display inspired by images from the CHS collection and make their very own holiday poppers to take home!

Dec 03 2022
December 3

French Canadian Jam

December 3 @ 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]

Dec 06 2022
December 6

Lunch and Learn — A Young, Sad Country: Melancholia in Colonial New England and Its Impact on Early American Literature

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Before there were asylums in America there was mental illness, but how did early Americans understand and deal with it? In this talk, learn about melancholia, a form of mental illness plaguing colonial  New England, its types and treatments, and the surprising connection between real cases and the emergence of an American literary tradition.

Dec 07 2022
December 7

Short Attention Span Literary Club

December 7 @ 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 “Baby, You Were Great” by Kate Wilhelm.

Dec 10 2022
December 10

Remembering G. Fox & Co.

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswoman Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

Dec 10 2022
December 10

Remembering G. Fox & Co.

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswoman Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

Dec 11 2022
December 11

The Color of Care: Film Screening and Community Discussion

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Help us celebrate the debut of our interactive, games-based exhibition!

Dec 11 2022
December 11

Gallery Talk — Journeys 旅途 : Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Drop in for an informal gallery talk about our latest exhibition.

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Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

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Hartford CT, 06105

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