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A Big Thank You!

July 12, 2013 · Education, Exhibits ·

Thanks! I cannot say this word enough to the handful of high-school and college volunteers that dutifully come in at least one Saturday of every month, giving up valuable weekend mornings that could be spent working additional hours at a paying job, hanging out with friends, or sleeping. Instead, my volunteers can be found engaging…
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Fun in the (Artificial) Sun

October 10, 2014 · Education ·

How to create sun on a rainy day – that was the question I dealt with last week in preparation for Saturday’s family program.

Who is this mystery hunk?

December 26, 2018 · Exhibits ·

Why, Burt Lancaster, of course! The 1968 film The Swimmer was based on a short story of the same name by John Cheever, and filmed largely in Westport, CT! Though its initial reception was lukewarm, it has achieved a cult status. Critic Vincent Canby praised it for its “grim, disturbing and sometimes funny view of…
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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!

Name that Instrument!

May 29, 2019 · Collections ·

Can you guess what instrument he’s playing? Hint: it’s not a piano… …It’s a harpsichord! A harpsichord is similar to a piano, but the sounding mechanisms and characteristics of the sounds are slightly different. This is a photo taken in 1955 of a display at G. Fox. & Co., either on a stage or in…
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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through July 31. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time. Our Annual Meeting has been postponed until September 14. Click here for CHS's digital programs.