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Upcoming Events

May 2023


May 02 2023
May 2

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

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this lunchtime talk, Dr. Paulin 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.

May 03 2023
May 3

Short Attention Span Literary Club

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This month, we discuss “A Contract Overseas," by Filipina-American author Mia Alvar.

May 06 2023
May 6

Free First Saturday

May 6 @ 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.

May 06 2023
May 6

Inspire Center – New Theme!

May 6 @ 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! May's challenge is to invent a new and improved way to garden!

May 06 2023
May 6

Family Program: On the Move

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Have you ever moved from one place to another? Explore our newest exhibition Journeys 旅途: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission, look through suitcases full of historic toys, clothing, and household items, and complete a related craft.

May 06 2023
May 6

French Canadian Jam

May 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

May 07 2023
May 7

Free First Sunday

May 7 @ 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.

May 11 2023
May 11

Date Night: Play the Bicycle Game!

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Getting bored with run-of-the-mill date nights? Sure, dinner and a movie is fine….but we’ve got something different.

May 13 2023
May 13

The June Archer School of Arts: Interactive Musical Exhibit and Panel Discussion (SOLD OUT!)

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UPDATE! This ticketed event is now sold out. Join the CMCH and the June Archer School of Arts for a history of urban arts and entertainment!

May 14 2023
May 14

Journeys 旅途 : Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission Gallery Talk

May 14 @ 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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Hartford CT, 06105



Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday until 8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Research Center Hours:

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