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August 19, 2015 · CHS Buzz, Exhibits, Latest News ·

By Lynne Williamson and Jody Blankenship In June, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) became a part of the Connecticut Historical Society. Originally developed by and based at the Institute for Community Research in Hartford since 1991, CHAP is a wonderful program that works with communities across the state to document and share all…
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Opening Reception for Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

August 27, 2015 · ·

Join us for a special celebration for the exhibit opening of MAS: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community that also welcomes the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) to its new home at the CHS. We’ll have music by the Hartford Steel Symphony, delicious Jamaican food, and the opportunity to try on a costume—don’t miss it! The event is free and open to the public.

Family Program: Celebrating Caribbean Culture

September 12, 2015 · ·

Discover the traditions behind West Indian carnival costumes and celebrations at this fun program for all ages!

Voices of Wisdom: Traditional Narratives from Connecticut Communities

September 16, 2015 · ·

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) at the CHS will host a gathering of tradition bearers from different cultures living in Connecticut, to share their traditional oral narratives in their languages, with translation.

Voices of Wisdom: Growing Up in Connecticut

October 6, 2016 · ·

To coincide with the CHS exhibit Growing Up in Connecticut, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program presents an evening of conversation on this topic with several speakers from a diverse range of Connecticut communities.

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Please note, CHS will be undergoing renovations from Aug 28 – Sept 6. During this time, we will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.