current exhibitions

  • 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.

  • Jan 28, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
    Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein

    This exhibit features the stunning and historic photographs of Stephen Somerstein, documenting the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March in March of 1965. Somerstein was a student in City College of New York’s night school and Picture Editor of his student newspaper when he traveled to Alabama to document the march.

  • Jul 31, 2020 - Jul 03, 2021
    A Vote of Her Own: The Long Fight for Woman Suffrage

    One hundred years ago, women secured the right to vote with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  • 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.

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