current exhibitions

  • Sep 09, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
    Remembering the Lives Lost on 9/11

    Of the nearly 3,000 people who died during the September 11th terrorist attacks, 161 victims had connections to Connecticut. This exhibition commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the tributes and support efforts that followed.

  • Sep 09, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
    Albert’s Odd Jobs: Making a Living in the 1800s

    Through his myriad odd jobs, Albert Walker illustrates a pivotal moment in Connecticut history. This exhibit explores how the Industrial Revolution redefined work and leisure, raising questions we are still asking today.

  • Jan 28, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
    Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

    During the 1960s, people of various races, religions, ages, genders, and classes contributed to an integrated civil rights movement—in Connecticut and around the nation. This exhibition shares stories of Connecticut freedom workers who supported the movement.

  • CHS Making Connecticut Exhibit
     
    Making Connecticut

    Don’t miss this exhibit 400+ years in the making! Colorful, interactive, and filled with more than 500 historic objects, images, and documents, Making Connecticut is the story of all the people of Connecticut, from the 1500s through today.

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    Inn & Tavern Signs of Connecticut

    The Connecticut Historical Society’s collection numbering more than 60 signs is by far the largest and most spectacular in the country.

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