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Family Program: Sgt. Stubby and Hero Hounds

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Join us as we learn about Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog of World War I, and other animal heroes from Connecticut! Discover the story of Stubby, the stray dog from New Haven who accompanied the Yankee Division into battle during World War I, and meet a working Military Police dog who carries on Stubby’s legacy today.

From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, visit with a Connecticut military working dog and its handler from the 928th Military Police Working Dog Detachment, and learn about the important work that military working dogs do today. A drop-in animal-themed craft will be also be available for kids to make and take home.

From 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, the feature film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero will be showing in the auditorium. This movie is based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the New Haven streets by a young soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century.

To learn more about Stubby and Connecticut in World War I, families can explore the exhibit Facing War: Connecticut in World War I and play in our reproduction Y.M.C.A. hut.

This program is free and open to the public, and great for children ages 4 and up. For more information, please contact Corinne Swanson at (860) 236-5621 x222 or email  corinne_swanson@chs.org. Thanks to Berkshire Bank for their support of this program.

Through December 1, CHS is collecting personal care items for military service members in partnership with Blue Star Mothers of America. Please pitch in by bringing an item.  Learn more here.

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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society will temporarily close now through April 22. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time. All public programs and tours are canceled during this time. We hope to reschedule some of the events if possible.