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Opening Reception for Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

April 27, 2017 · ·

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception of Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf.

Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

April 29, 2017 · ·

Join a CHS staff member and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a guided tour of the exhibition Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf.
Please note that this program/lecture will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.

Family Program: Sensing History

May 6, 2017 · ·

Can you show someone a sound? Can you “see” objects without using your eyes? Explore how senses work by trying out different activities that investigate all the ways we see, hear, and feel the world around us. Try to guess the items in a mystery box, test out all the different ways sound travels, and create a sensory portrait of yourself or your favorite things.

Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

May 13, 2017 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

Family Program: Hartford Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

June 3, 2017 · ·

Kids will have a blast playing at the HSO Instrument Petting Zoo, trying out dozens of musical instruments from the violin and the saxophone to the tuba and the glockenspiel. Come learn how playing a musical instrument is a whole-body experience; you’ll feel each instrument’s vibrations humming differently from your head to your toes!

Speak Up at CHS: Misinterpreted: Stories about Mixed Messages and Miscommunication

June 17, 2017 · ·

Great local storytellers share stories around the theme “Misinterpreted: Stories about Mixed Messages and Miscommunication,” which connects to the themes of our current exhibit, Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. This show will feature storytellers from the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities and will be fully accessible with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Tickets may be purchased online until 5:00 pm the day of the show, and then they are available at the door beginning at 6:45 pm. Galleries are open for free from 7:00-8:00 pm before the show.

200 Years of Innovation: The Legacy of the American School for Deaf

July 13, 2017 · ·

Please join us for a FREE presentation by historian Rebecca Edwards (Rochester Institute of Technology) on the history of educational innovation at the American School for the Deaf.

Family Program: Back to School with ASD

September 2, 2017 · ·

Get excited to go back to school! Read, write, and play as we try out activities and crafts to explore how learning has changed from the 1800s to today. Try writing on a slate and see if you could pass a 19th-century class. Also, use modern-day craft supplies to make a cool chalkboard decoration for your locker or fridge!

ASD Alumni Spotlight: Peter Bailey

September 19, 2017 · ·

Join ASD alumnus Peter Bailey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Philadelphia, for a discussion of how he navigated life after graduation from the American School for the Deaf. This program will be American Sign Language interpreted and close captioned. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.

Family Class: Introduction to American Sign Language

September 30, 2017 · ·

Sold Out! Discover American Sign Language with your family! Join us for a one-time introductory class led by an instructor from the American School for the Deaf. In this kid-friendly class, we’ll learn about Deaf Culture and history, try out simple signs, and play games and activities to practice signing.

Deaf Activism: From Gallaudet University to ASD

October 5, 2017 · ·

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society will temporarily close now through April 22. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time. All public programs and tours are canceled during this time. We hope to reschedule some of the events if possible.