The Connecticut Historical Society to Look Back Through Kids’ Eyes

March 31, 2015 · Press Releases

Spring-vacation program to explore children’s lives in four eras

Spring Break Week 2015

Hartford, Conn., March 31, 2015 – There probably isn’t a grandchild around who never heard his or her grandparent tell a story that began, “when I was your age . . .” The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) will offer a look at what it really was like for kids through history with its special program titled “A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!” scheduled for April 14-17.

On each of those four days, kids will experience children’s lives through hands-on activities, crafts, and daily life activities particular to each time period:

  • Tuesday, April 14: A Day in the Life of a Native American Kid
  • Wednesday, April 15: A Day in the Life of a Colonial Kid
  • Thursday, April 16: A Day in the Life of a Kid from the Civil War
  • Friday, April 17: A Day in the Life of a Kid from World War II

Participants will have the opportunity to try out historical chores, play with old fashioned toys, try on the kinds of clothes that kids used to wear, and enjoy other activities from long ago.

The programs, which allow families to do these activities at their own pace, will run from 2 to 4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 students and youth ages 6-17, and free for children 5 and under and CHS members. There is no additional fee for these programs.

For more information, call 860-236-5621, extension 222, or email

About the Connecticut Historical Society

Established in Hartford in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the official state historical society of Connecticut and one of the oldest historical societies in the nation.

Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CHS houses a nonprofit museum, library, archive and education center that is open to the public. The CHS campus houses a research center containing over 3.5 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts and other historical materials.

CHS programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities and make informed decisions based on our past and present.

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