Short Attention Span Literary Club

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story. This week’s selection is "Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros.

Lunch and Learn: Of Skulls and Skeletons: Burial Practices and Battlefield Cleanup During the American War of Independence


This summer we're looking back at the Revolutionary War with our exhibition Hamilton Heroes and Villains, in honor of the musical Hamilton's return to the Bushnell. Beyond the flashy costumes and musical drama, what was it really like to fight in the war? In this noontime talk, historian Robert A. Selig takes a look at one of the darkest sides of any battle: the clean-up.

Lunch and Learn: Black Revolution on the Sea Islands


This virtual Lunch and Learn presentation by Frances O’Shaughnessy draws on military letters, treasury reports, and personal letters from the denoted “Port Royal Experiment” to historicize Gullah Geechee people’s expressions of freedom during the Civil War,