Handle bar. Mutton chops. Chin strap. Fu Manchu. Goatee. Neckbeard. Pencil. Shenandoah. Soul patch. Van Dyke. Walrus. Toothbrush. Men in Connecticut have been manscaping for centuries—come see the evidence of facial hair fashion captured in paint, photography, and even wood in our collections. Learn more about what your beard said about you in days past and how ideas about masculinity were written on men’s faces.
Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621×289 or email [email protected]
$10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members.