Inside the CHS

Season Pass: CHS Behind-the-Scenes Tours 4-Tour Spring Pass

January 30, 2016 · ·

Save 20% with a Season Pass to our upcoming Behind-the-Scenes Tours.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

February 27, 2016 · ·

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 5, 2016 · ·

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

March 19, 2016 · ·

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

This sign from a 1840s Connecticut tavern (believed to be in either Plainfield or Colchester) left little doubt that alcohol was not on the menu. CHS 1961.63.47

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: For Sale in Connecticut

April 9, 2016 · ·

Come see our tavern signs, want ads, bumper stickers and give-away toys, and see if you would have been able to resist marketing in the days before Madison Avenue. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

This sign from a 1840s Connecticut tavern (believed to be in either Plainfield or Colchester) left little doubt that alcohol was not on the menu. CHS 1961.63.47

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: For Sale in Connecticut

Come see our tavern signs, want ads, bumper stickers and give-away toys, and see if you would have been able to resist marketing in the days before Madison Avenue. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

April 28, 2016 · ·

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

April 29, 2016 · ·

— SOLD OUT — Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

April 30, 2016 · ·

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors

September 24, 2016 · ·

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

October 22, 2016 · ·

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Movember Mustache Tour

November 19, 2016 · ·

Men in Connecticut have been manscaping for centuries—come see the evidence of facial hair fashion captured in paint, photography, and even wood in our collections. Learn more about what your beard said about you in days past and how ideas about masculinity were written on men’s faces. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Movember Mustache Tour

Men in Connecticut have been manscaping for centuries—come see the evidence of facial hair fashion captured in paint, photography, and even wood in our collections. Learn more about what your beard said about you in days past and how ideas about masculinity were written on men’s faces. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

January 21, 2017 · ·

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

February 11, 2017 · ·

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

March 25, 2017 · ·

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 20, 2018 · ·

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

February 10, 2018 · ·

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

March 10, 2018 · ·

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

November 17, 2018 · ·

SOLD OUT! — G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

* SOLD OUT!* G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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