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What is this?

August 27, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits ·

Our exhibit, Making Connecticut, showcases over 500 objects, images, and documents from the CHS collection. “What is this?” posts will highlight an object from the exhibit and explore its importance in Connecticut history every other week. What is this object? What is the story behind it? To find out more,

POSTPONED: The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers

March 20, 2020 · ·

What value does the “stuff about the stuff” — the notes, receipts, pictures, and clippings accumulated by antiques collectors over the years — have for today’s collectors? Why should they be saved? Find out from Maine Antiques Digest’s Jeanne Schinto.

POSTPONED: Quilt Discovery Day

March 21, 2020 · ·

Join expert Sue Reich for an opportunity to learn more about heirloom quilts. Make an appointment to have a quilt assessed, or come by to observe the process, just like in Antiques Roadshow!

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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.