Inside the CHS

“Keep America American”: The Klan In Connecticut

September 14, 2019 · ·

In the 1920s, membership in the Ku Klux Klan exploded in Connecticut. Why? Join us in the gallery for a deep dive into this topic.

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. 

The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

March 4, 2020 · ·

Join us for a talk and book signing with Dr. Richard Bell, the author of Stolen, a new book that tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.

“The Work Must Be Done:” Women of Color and the Right to Vote

April 23, 2020 · ·

The CHS is doing exciting new research into women of color who worked for women’s suffrage. Join us for this evening conversation about these historical figures, the importance of having a history that is inclusive, and the many ways that this history ties into current civic issues around voting.

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

June 13, 2020 · ·

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.

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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.