CHS Exhibit ‘Growing Up In Connecticut’ Spans Four Generations

August 1, 2016 · CHS in the News

Judith Shor Kronick of Windsor talks with her granddaughter Briannah Axler, 11, of Longmeadow, Mass., as they tour the “Growing Up in Connecticut” exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society that features four generations. (John Woike /

Angie Derosa of the Hartford Courant visited the CHS and interviewed Lead Exhibit Developer, Ben Gammell about Growing Up in Connecticut. 

“Bouffant hair on Barbie dolls, board games, the Hartford Whalers, Yamagotchis, strap-on roller skates — our shared and fairly recent memories are the subject of an exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society called “Growing Up in Connecticut” through Oct. 15.

The CHS created the exhibit after its museum staff traveled the state collecting toys and stories, clothing and photos, sports and music memorabilia and talking with current and former residents about their experiences growing up in Connecticut. A collection of objects that “transport” people back into their memories are part of the displays in the exhibit, which will include videos shown on iPads and personal stories and comments on relevant topics, including baseball, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and 9/11.”

Read the entire article and watch Ben, here.


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