Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Have you ever heard of a Hitchcock Chair? Did you know they are made right here in Connecticut? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to explore some of the tools used to make these special chairs and check out some of the unique designs! Then, use a template to create your own one-of-a-kind chair design!

Homeschool Workshop: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Buckle up Connecticut – things are about to change! The 1950s and 1960s changed popular culture all across the United States. Through close-looking and hands-on activities, children will explore the material culture of these two decades, including clothing and technology, and how it impacted people’s lives. For extra fun, children can tune into a live, virtual workshop to experience various forms of popular culture.

Homeschool Workshop: Coming of Age: Growing Up in the 1950s and 1960s

What was life like for children and teens growing up in Hartford in the 1950s and 1960s? How did racial bias impact people’s daily experiences? Through close-looking at a variety of primary sources, including census data, high school yearbooks, and newspaper articles, children will explore the impact of the civil rights movement on the people of Connecticut.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Do you have any special family recipes? What is your favorite holiday treat? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore some historic recipes from recipe books in the CHS collection. Then, try your hand at making some holiday treats and writing down your favorite holiday memories in a special cookbook!

Speak Up Live Storytelling

Join us from home to hear storytellers from around the world tell true stories about lived experiences around the theme “Mental Health.” 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks, Speak Up co-founder, will cap the evening with a story of his own. The program will be hosted by Speak Up co-founder, Elysha Dicks.

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Every other week, we get together to chat about short stories. Anyone can join in, no commitment required!

This week’s selection is “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry.

A Paramedic’s Dispatches From the Front Line of the Opioid Epidemic

In April 2021, Canning released Killing Season: A Paramedic’s Dispatches From the Front Line of the Opioid Epidemic. A paramedic on the streets of Hartford for over 25 years, Canning has seen the impact of prescription painkillers, heroin, and the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl firsthand.

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story. This week’s selection is “Orientation" by Daniel Orozco

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story. This week’s selection is “Impatient Griselda" by Margaret Atwood.

Virtual Conversation: Dementia-Friendly Museums

Virtual

In this two-part series of virtual conversations, CHS and partners will explore how museums and cultural institutions can better serve people living with dementia.

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story. This week’s selection is “The School" by Donald Barthelme.

Virtual Conversation: Dementia-Friendly Museums

Virtual

In this two-part series of virtual conversations, CHS and partners will explore how museums and cultural institutions can better serve people living with dementia.