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March 2023


Mar 01 2023
March 1

Short Attention Span Literary Club

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

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

Mar 02 2023
March 2

Bicycles: On the Path to Women’s Rights

March 2 @ 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

Inspire Center – New Theme!

March 4 @ 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

Free First Saturday

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CHS! 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

Family Program: Paving the Way

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Celebrate Women's History Month at the CHS! 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 04 2023
March 4

French Canadian Jam

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CHS,  happening Saturday afternoons on First Free Weekends! 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].

Mar 05 2023
March 5

Free First Sunday

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CHS! 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

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

March 8 @ 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

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

March 10 @ 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

Journeys 旅途 : Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission Gallery Talk

March 12 @ 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.

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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.


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Hartford CT, 06105