History To Go

History To Go Bags are a great way to experience hands-on, history fun in your home this summer. Each bag explores a different history topic and includes background history, activity instructions, and materials and supplies for the craft. We’ve also included a list of places around Connecticut that you can road trip to with our map or learn more by visiting their website.

The cost is $7 per kit for CHS members and $10 per kit for non-members. For questions or assistance placing an order, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at katerina_mazzacane@chs.org, or call 860-236-5621 x222.

Colonial Crafts

Recommended ages 10–12

In the 1700s, if you needed something made out of metal you went to either a blacksmith (who mostly worked with hot metals) or a tinsmith, who mostly worked with cold, thinner pieces of metal. Learn more about the job of a tinsmith, explore objects made by these craftspeople and create your own unique design with tin.

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Tinker, Test, Invent

Recommended ages 8–10

Did you know the first American submarine was invented in Connecticut? Dive into the fascinating world of underwater travel and Connecticut inventions. Then, create your own toy submarine.

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Weird and Wacky

Recommended ages 5–8

Have you ever looked at something and thought, “What is that?!?!” The CHS has many objects in our collection that leaves us scratching our heads. What are they made of? How are they used? Explore some of the weird items in the museum’s collection and make your own wacky creation using mystery materials.

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The Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through August 18. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time.
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