Inside the CHS

Family Program: Inventor’s Lab

November 5, 2016 · ·

Be a scientist for the day at CHS! Travel from station to station in the auditorium trying out different experiments and science projects. Test out paper airplanes and helicopters, design a water filter, and more!

Opening Reception for Connecticut Innovates!

November 10, 2016 · ·

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception of Connecticut Innovates! Presented by Connecticut Innovations.

Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

November 19, 2016 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations.

Yankee Ingenuity: Hartford as a Place of Invention

December 8, 2016 · ·

Eric Hintz presents research underlying Hartford’s inclusion in the Smithsonian’s Places of Invention exhibition.

Winter Break Program: Build It Better!

December 28, 2016 · ·

Looking for something to do with the kids during winter break? Visit the CHS and help us build a city!

Winter Break Program: Engineer It Better!

December 30, 2016 · ·

Visit the CHS during winter break for an afternoon of innovation and creativity, and work with your family to engineer a structure that can support weight.

Family Program: Transportation Exploration

January 7, 2017 · ·

Beep beep! Join us on Free First Saturday as we explore our favorite forms of transportation. Work with our supplies and your imagination to create either a boat or a car. Then, see if your boat will stay afloat, or test how far your car will go on our racetrack.

Panel Discussion: Innovation Today

February 8, 2017 · ·

Join the discussion to catch up on the latest advances and find out why Connecticut is a good place for innovation to flourish.

How the Pay Telephone Was Invented in Connecticut

March 5, 2017 · Collections ·

Did you know that the pay telephone was invented here in Connecticut?

Panel Discussion: Women in STEM

March 8, 2017 · ·

Learn about innovative programs encouraging girls and STEM, and listen to advice from women who have broken barriers in STEM careers.

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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.