Upcoming Events

Exhibit Opening Reception: Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

Thursday, August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us for the Opening Reception for Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, September 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Family Program: Connecticut Goes to Work

Saturday, September 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Come to Free First Saturday at the CHS to experience life as a factory worker during WWI. Kids and families can try their hands at various factory jobs and then make their own airplane or submarine to take home!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights at G. Fox & Co. Department Store

Thursday, September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Traci Parker, NERFC fellow, about the racial integration of sales and clerical work at G. Fox during and after the Second World War.

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“No Votes, Thank You”: Connecticut’s Anti-Suffrage Movement

Saturday, September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Did you know that thousands of CT women in the 1910s fought tooth-and-nail against woman suffrage? Why? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from this period to understand one of the most controversial social topics of the WWI era.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Debating Democracy in the Revolutionary Age

Wednesday, September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Kari Winter, NERFC fellow, about political debate in the Revolutionary Era in Connecticut.

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Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. CHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a proud participant in Museum Day! The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people. Follow the Smithsonian: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter. Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day?  Let us know @MuseumDay #MuseumDayLive

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Who Are the Constitution-Makers?

Wednesday, September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us to learn about how constitutions get made with UCONN School of Law Professor Richard S. Kay. This is the inaugural event in our lecture series, “The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits.”

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop for beginners.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Bus Trip to Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm |

**We’re sorry, but this event has sold out!** Join CHS’s Fashion and Textile Council members for a day trip to the gorgeous historic home of artist (and Hartford native) Frederic Church.

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Law and Religion in Connecticut: From Theocracy to Tolerance

Wednesday, October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

Join us to learn how Connecticut was once a religious theocracy with UCONN School of Law Professor Mark Weston Janis. This is the second event in our lecture series, “The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits.”

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Smithsonian Affiliate Event: History Wrapped Up In A Cape

Thursday, October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Our guest speaker, Mallory Warner of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will present the stories of four women who served as military medical staff during World War One.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

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Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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The Debates at the 1818 Constitutional Convention and Their Relevance Today

Thursday, October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Attorney Wesley Horton will discuss how framers of the 1818 Constitution grappled with the issue of individual rights This is the final event in our lecture series, “The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits.”

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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G. Fox is gone, but here at the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ve preserved an amazing collection of G. Fox memorabilia. Join one of our Behind-the-Scenes tours to see it all. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!

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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but here at the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ve preserved an amazing collection of G. Fox memorabilia. Join one of our Behind-the-Scenes tours to see it all. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but here at the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ve preserved an amazing collection of G. Fox memorabilia. Join one of our Behind-the-Scenes tours to see it all. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Speak Up at CHS: Patios, Pools and the American Backyard

Saturday, December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences. Galleries open before the show.

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Washington And Rochambeau in Connecticut

Thursday, December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us for a midday talk about the journey of American and French troops through Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee and dessert!

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Please note, CHS will be undergoing renovations from Aug 28 – Sept 6. During this time, we will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.