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Upcoming Events

March 2023


Mar 01 2023
March 1, 2023

Short Attention Span Literary Club

March 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This month, we discuss "Destroyed" by Hilary Mantel.

Mar 02 2023
March 2, 2023

Bicycles: On the Path to Women’s Rights

March 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What did bicycles have to do with the fight for women's rights? In this presentation, historian Allison Lange will talk about how, in the 1890s, women embraced the bicycle and the freedom of movement that came with it. While their bloomers and independence made critics anxious, many women used bicycles to seek new opportunities.

Mar 04 2023
March 4, 2023

Free First Saturday

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CMCH! Free First Saturday includes admission to the Museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Mar 04 2023
March 4, 2023

Inspire Center – New Theme!

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! March's challenge is to invent a new way to clean! Can you make cleaning fun?

Mar 04 2023
March 4, 2023

Family Program: Paving the Way

March 4, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Celebrate Women's History Month at the CMCH! Families will play their way through our exhibit The Bicycle Game, learn how the bicycle craze of the 1890s paved the way for women's empowerment, and complete a related craft.

Mar 05 2023
March 5, 2023

Free First Sunday

March 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CMCH! Free First Sunday includes admission to the Museum galleries all day. Please note, the Waterman Research Center is closed on Sunday.

Mar 08 2023
March 8, 2023

Lunch and Learn: The Politics of Religion in Early National Connecticut

March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Culture War politics has a long history in the United States. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium grantee Dylan Yeats will share new research on the intertwined politics of religion, race, and the role of government Connecticut in the early 19th century.

Mar 10 2023
March 10, 2023

Movie Under the ‘Stars:’ “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

March 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for a FREE showing of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," a movie about an imaginative inventor and his silly inventions!

Mar 12 2023
March 12, 2023

Journeys 旅途 : Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission Gallery Talk

March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Drop in to learn more about the stories shared in Journeys 旅途 : Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission.

Mar 23 2023
March 23, 2023

Date Night: Sex and Love in the Archives (SOLD OUT!)

March 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Spice up that boring old date night with some historical romance. Bring your beau, gal, or best pal to the CMCH for a “backstage” look at some of the objects in our collection associated with love and lust through the ages. Then, settle down with some wine and chocolate treats while you draw a miniature framed portrait of your partner to take home as a romantic (or just amusing) keepsake.

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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.