Join the adventure at August Adventures! Experience a week of fun this summer

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 and other activities from long ago
  • Investigate historic artifacts
  • Make daily crafts
  • Play games
  • Explore the museum
  • Have fun!

Please check back for information about our 2018 August Adventures programs. Questions? Contact Corinne Swanson at (860) 236-5621 x222 or email

Summer 2017 Programs

Time Travelers Program (Ages 5–7)

August 21, 23, 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Time Travelers traveled through Connecticut’s past – and imagined its future. By exploring our interactive exhibits, trying out jobs, playing games, making crafts, and examining artifacts, campers used all of their senses to learn about life long ago. Activities included building a model wigwam, dressing up like a colonial kid, making a recipe from early America, laying bricks in a growing Connecticut city, and designing a vehicle of the future.

$90 CHS Members; $120 non-members

History Detectives Program (Ages 7–10)

August 14-18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We called all detectives for their help investigating curious clues and discovering the fascinating people, events, and objects that make CT history come alive!  Who were Nathan Hale and Prudence Crandall and what is their connection to our state?  Where did submarines come from?  How did enslaved Connecticut men and women escape to freedom? And what secrets are hiding in historic maps? History Detectives found the answers to these mysteries and many more through crafts, games, artifact investigation, and other hands-on activities.

$150 CHS Members; $200 non-members