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Upcoming Events

June 2023


Jun 03 2023
June 3

Inspire Center – New Theme!

June 3 @ 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! June's challenge is to invent a new way to keep your clothes clean!

Jun 03 2023
June 3

Free First Saturday

June 3 @ 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.

Jun 03 2023
June 3

Bicycle Bonanza

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join the CMCH for a day of fun for all ages! Enjoy a variety of bicycle-related games, crafts, and activities, and then play your way through The Bicycle Game!

Jun 03 2023
June 3

French Canadian Jam

June 3 @ 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].

Jun 04 2023
June 4

Free First Sunday

June 4 @ 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.

Jun 04 2023
June 4

Facets of Indian Culture

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We are pleased to welcome Layavinyasa back to the CMCH to share Facets of Indian Culture, an exciting opportunity for all ages to experience Kuchipudi dance, and learn more about the cultural values and beliefs that permeate this art form. Kuchipudi is a south Indian classical dance form accompanied by Carnatic music. Dancers dramatically interpret songs with spiritual themes, utilizing many symbolic gestures and rhythmic movements to embody the mythic figures of the songs. To…

Jun 07 2023
June 7

Short Attention Span Literary Club

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This month we discuss “Recitatif," Toni Morrison's only short story

Jun 08 2023
June 8

Summer Concert Series: The Jedda La Rue Quartet

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Due to the local air quality alert, this event will be held indoors at the museum! Join us for a concert featuring music from The Jedda La Rue Quartet! Our vendors will be onsite from 5:00PM. Music will begin at 6:00PM! About the Band The Jedda La Rue Quartet is presented by Anne Marie Williams, better known as “Jedda,” who crafts a masterful collaboration through intergenerational connections and multi-talented performing artists. One of Jedda’s local…

Jun 11 2023
June 11

Journeys 旅途 : Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission Gallery Talk

June 11 @ 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.

Jun 15 2023
June 15

The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story, with Kermit Roosevelt

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as legal scholar Kermit Roosevelt III challenges us to re-think how we understand the Founding documents.

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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.