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February 23, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits ·

The month of February means some new artifacts in our Making Connecticut exhibition.  In an effort to best protect our collections, we strictly follow a 6-month display rotation for light sensitive and delicate artifacts…which means that every February and August our permanent exhibition gets a little update.  Some of those updates, like re-dressing our mannequins,…
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Boxing Day

May 23, 2013 · Collections ·

Quite a bit happens behind the scenes here at CHS that most people never see (unless you come on a behind-the-scenes tour!).  It is usually all those seemingly small, unglamorous tasks that make it possible for us to share our great collections with all of you. Tuesday, Diane Lee, our Collections Manager, and I spent…
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Calling All Yankee Craftsmen!

July 8, 2013 · CHS Buzz, Collections ·

If your workshop isn’t air conditioned, find a perfect respite from the rising temperatures at our Behind-the-Scenes Tours “CHS Toolbox” on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. With collections expert Rich Malley, visitors will explore vintage tools from awls to wrenches (ok, I couldn’t come up with a tool that started with…
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G. Fox Was Way Ahead of Amazon

December 9, 2013 · CHS Buzz ·

Long before Jeff Bezos imagined drones delivering packages to your door, G. Fox & Co. built their business on world-class service and home delivery—and even air delivery. So many Hartford residents have warm memories of visits to the iconic downtown department store, but the truth was that you didn’t have to set foot in G….
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Peek Behind the Scenes All Year Long!

January 13, 2014 · CHS Buzz ·

It is time to unveil the 2014 line up of Behind-the-Scenes Tours. We’re offering even more access to the hidden treasures of Connecticut history that are normally behind closed doors, and with the option of buying a Season Pass, you can get that sneak peek at a great 20% discount!

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour Season Pass is the Perfect Gift for your favorite History Nut!

December 8, 2014 · CHS Buzz ·

Give the gift of a special history experience! Unique Behind-the-Scenes Tours take visitors to hidden areas of the museum to see treasures not featured in public exhibits.

g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

December 13, 2014 · ·

SOLD OUT! Holidays in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s were synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments. Stay to browse through our CHS store and do some of your own holiday shopping….
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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

SOLD OUT! Holidays in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s were synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments. Stay to browse through our CHS store and do some of your own holiday shopping….
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Behind-the-Scenes Tours Season Pass: A Perfect Gift!

January 15, 2015 · ·

Give the gift that every History Nut would love to receive! Who needs another tchotchke when you have the chance to go behind the scenes and see the treasures that tell the stories of Connecticut history?

POSTPONED Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Downton Abbey Era in Connecticut

January 31, 2015 · ·

Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Add an episode to your Downton season with a special tour of our costumes and artifacts that will show what was happening in real-life Connecticut when the fictional residents of Downton Abbey were embroiled in scandal and Edwardian era intrigue.

POSTPONED Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Downton Abbey Era in Connecticut

Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Add an episode to your Downton season with a special tour of our costumes and artifacts that will show what was happening in real-life Connecticut when the fictional residents of Downton Abbey were embroiled in scandal and Edwardian era intrigue.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Amistad and Beyond

February 21, 2015 · ·

Explore African-American history through the artifacts and manuscripts that tell the story of the Amistad, Connecticut abolitionists, and the long fight for civil rights.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Amistad and Beyond

Explore African-American history through the artifacts and manuscripts that tell the story of the Amistad, Connecticut abolitionists, and the long fight for civil rights. The tour will offer special access to Charlotte Cowles’ letters describing her interactions with the Africans from the Amistad who lived for several months in her home town of Farmington, Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Sports Spectacular

March 28, 2015 · ·

A perfect tour for fans of March Madness or those who are more than ready for Opening Day, this look at the glories of Connecticut’s sporting heritage will make you cheer.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Sports Spectacular

A perfect tour for fans of March Madness or those who are more than ready for Opening Day, this look at the glories of Connecticut’s sporting heritage will make you cheer.

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: 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.

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