current exhibitions

  • Jan 18, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018
    Passing It On: Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

    The exhibit will display the work of masters and apprentices from the broad range of ethnic and occupational groups that have participated over the years.

  • Nov 10, 2017 - Apr 28, 2018
    That’s Weird

    “Weird” objects can have surprising and unique histories if you take a second look.

  • 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.

upcoming exhibitions

online exhibitions

  • CT Historical Society Wants Your Connecticut-Defining Objects
    Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories Online Gallery

    What defines Connecticut? See the suggestions made by people from across the state.

  • Downtown Hartford Walking Tour

    A mobile walking tour app helps visitors of downtown Hartford explore their surroundings. The app features buildings constructed in the “fourth build” and their impact on how much Hartford has changed.

  • Collection Highlights

    The CHS collection has more than 265,000 artifacts & images, over 3.5 million manuscripts, & over 125,000 books & pamphlets dating from the 1600s to today.

  • Remembering G. Fox & Co.
    Remembering G. Fox & Co.

    Once America’s largest privately-owned department store, G. Fox & Co. operated in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, from 1847 until 1993.

past exhibitions