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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.

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights at G. Fox & Co. Department Store

September 13, 2018 · ·

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Traci Parker, NERFC fellow, about the racial integration of sales and clerical work at G. Fox during and after the Second World War.

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

February 2, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

February 16, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

March 2, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

March 6, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

April 6, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Vacation Program: Busy Parents Short Story Club

April 10, 2019 · ·

If you’ve been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment and childcare, this group is for you! Adults will get to discuss short works of literature, while CHS staff leads your kids in crafts and stories of their own. Treats for everyone will be served!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

April 13, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

April 17, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

April 20, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

April 27, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Struggle: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights

May 2, 2019 · ·

How did civil rights activists use department stores (like Hartford’s G. Fox) as centers for the struggle for black freedom? Historian Traci Parker will discuss her new book on this topic. Come early to view our exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

May 4, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

May 8, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

May 11, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

May 18, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

May 25, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

June 1, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

June 8, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

June 15, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

June 22, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

June 29, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

July 6, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

July 13, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

July 20, 2019 · ·

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

July 27, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

How The Scottsboro Boys Can Help Us Talk About the History of Racism

July 30, 2019 · ·

***We’re sorry, this event is sold out*** Playhouse on Park and the CHS are partnering to explore how theater can help us discuss racism in American history.

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

August 3, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

August 10, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

August 17, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Hopes and Expectations: The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford

August 21, 2019 · ·

Bring your lunch and learn about a fascinating 19th-century African-American Hartford family with historian Barbara J. Beeching.

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

August 24, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

August 31, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

September 7, 2019 · ·

Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

September 12, 2019 · ·

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner will discuss the wide-ranging effect of the Civil War and Reconstruction in this free lecture.

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The CHS will be open November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Admission is free to veterans.