Celebrate Lunar New Year!

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

Come to the CMCH to welcome the Year of the Rabbit and learn about the many ways that Lunar New Year is celebrated today across different cultures. This FREE event will feature crafts, musical and dance performances, food, and a special gallery talk in our exhibition Journeys 旅途: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission.


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,


Bicycles: On the Path to Women’s Rights

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth St, Hartford

What did bicycles have to do with the fight for women's rights? In this presentation, historian Allison Lange will talk about how, in the 1890s, women embraced the bicycle and the freedom of movement that came with it. While their bloomers and independence made critics anxious, many women used bicycles to seek new opportunities.

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! March's challenge is to invent a new way to clean! Can you make cleaning fun?


Free First Saturday

Enjoy Free First Weekend at the CMCH! Free First Saturday includes admission to the Museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Paving the Way

Celebrate Women's History Month at the CMCH! Families will play their way through our exhibit The Bicycle Game, learn how the bicycle craze of the 1890s paved the way for women's empowerment, and complete a related craft.