Bring CHS exhibitions to you

Discover Connecticut History


Bring CHS exhibitions to you

Discover Connecticut History

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Traveling Exhibitions

Bring the exhibitions of the Connecticut Historical Society to your museum, library, community center, and more!

Rental Fee:
CHS member: $200
Non-member: $300

For more information, contact Christine Clement at [email protected].

Historic Timeline of Connecticut’s LGBTQ Community

Throughout history, Connecticut’s LGBTQ population has moved from leading hidden, solitary lives to claiming visible, powerful, valuable, and contributing places in society. The banner timeline explores the history of that experience: stories of oppression and resilience, tragedy and triumph.
The project is a partnership with the Connecticut Historical Society and Central Connecticut State University. A companion digital timeline of Connecticut’s LGBTQ history is also available online at CHS Travelingexhibitions.

Eight banners and structures, transported in traveling cases
Each banner: 85.5 inches high x 38 inches wide
Total size: 30 linear feet (180 square feet)
Onsite banner configuration determined by the host site

Booking Period
Up to 8 weeks

Exhibition Requirements

  • 2 people for unpacking and set-up
  • Safe, secure, indoor storage for exhibition travel containers
  • Display of the exhibit indoors in an area without direct sunlight
  • Ability to provide the Connecticut Historical Society with copies of any publicity, advertising, or supplemental materials that are produced for the exhibition
  • Ability to provide digital images of your installation
  • Ability to fill out a post-rental survey and provide data on attendance

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Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday nights until 8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm, Thursday nights until 8pm
Always by appointment only.


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