Grab and Go Bags: Whale of a State

Ahoy mateys! It’s time to set sail! Children will discover what it was like to be a sailor on a whaling expedition in the 18th century. Please note, there is no on-site family program; these bags are designed for families to complete at home.

Recurring

Free First Saturday

Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

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

French Canadian Jam

Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CHS. New players and new listeners are always welcome! If you would like to join in,...

Free

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.

Family Adventure Days: Timeless Toys

Explore childhood throughout the decades! Families will watch historic toy commercials, play with Legos, paint a frisbee, and make their own silly putty!

Family Adventure Days: Timeless Toys

Explore childhood throughout the decades! Families will watch historic toy commercials, play with Legos, paint a frisbee, and make their own silly putty!

Date Night at the CHS: Sex and Love in the Archives (Sold Out!)

Connecticut Historical Society 1 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT

WE'RE SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT! Please check out our next "Date Night" program on August 11!
Bring your beau, gal, or best pal to the CHS for a "backstage" tour of our collection, followed by wine, chocolate, and a fun themed activity . Tonight's theme is "Sex and Love in the Archives:" we'll take a look at objects associated with love and lust through the ages.

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

Virtual

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.

Family Adventure Days: Food for Thought

Go on a special tour of Making Connecticut! Through pretend play, families will fish in a canoe, cook in a colonial kitchen, and grind corn using a mortar and pestle.