Join the adventure at August Adventures!

Experience a week of fun this summer at August Adventures at the Connecticut Historical Society! This summer program gives kids the opportunity to uncover the past through exploration and discovery. Interactive exhibits, games, crafts, artifacts, and other hands-on activities all come together to make history come alive at August Adventures.

Children in the summer program will:
  • Try out jobs, skills, and activities from long ago
  • Investigate historic artifacts
  • Make daily crafts and projects
  • Play games
  • Explore the museum
  • Have fun!

Please see below for more information about our 2018 August Adventures programs. Registration closes July 13, 2018. 

Questions? Contact Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs Corinne Swanson at (860) 236-5621 x222 or email

Summer 2018 Sessions: Registration Closed

Time Travelers Session (Ages 5–7)

Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10
@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Travel through Connecticut’s past – and imagine its future! Explore the museum, play games, create masterpieces, and discover new things as we use all of our senses to learn about life long ago. Time Travelers will work in a 19th-century factory, make a colonial snack, try their hand at carding wool, paint a tavern sign, practice penmanship with a quill pen, design a city of the future, and more! Please note: it is strongly recommended that children who participate in this program have completed at least one year of kindergarten or preschool.

$150 CHS Members; $200 non-members

History Detectives Session (Ages 8–10)

Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3
@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all detectives! Join us for a week of adventure and decipher the clues of Connecticut’s past. Help us solve history mysteries as we investigate artifacts, find hidden messages, and piece together stories from long ago and today. Through crafts, games, and hands-on activities, History Detectives will answer questions like: can an object disguise itself? How did the museum find a missing clue to Abraham Lincoln’s life? Can you solve the mystery of the weirdest artifact in our collection? Will you join us as we solve these mysteries and more?

$150 CHS Members; $200 non-members

Imagemakers & Storytellers Session
(Ages 11–13)
In partnership with The Amistad Center

Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17
@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Draw inspiration from the past to tell your story! Discover all the ways images have been used over the years to tell stories and capture moments in American history. Analyze the evolution of storytelling through images – from 19th-century black and white photographs from Hartford daguerreotypist Augustus Washington to the modern creation of the comic book. Learn about the techniques they used and create your own stories through the mediums of photography, comic books, images, and text.

$150 CHS Members; $200 non-members