current exhibitions

  • Oct 25, 2019 - May 03, 2020
    War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

    Discover the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and mapmaker Bernard Romans. See incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection.

  • Oct 11, 2019 - May 17, 2020
    Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts

    Explore the history, culture, and craft of quilt-making in Connecticut, from the 18th century to today.

  • Curtis Veeder
    Veeder Living Room

    The Connecticut Historical Society is located in a Colonial Revival mansion originally owned by inventor Curtis Veeder.

  • 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.

    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.

To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society will temporarily close now through April 22. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time. All public programs and tours are canceled during this time. We hope to reschedule some of the events if possible.