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Free Family Program: Valentines for Kids

February 7, 2015 · ·

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, join us to create unique and personal cards inspired by Valentines from long ago.

Inspired by Designs from Long Ago, Families Created Valentine’s Day Cards

February 8, 2015 · Education ·

On February 7th, the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS), with support from Berkshire Bank, hosted a program for children and their families to create personal and unique Valentine’s Day cards inspired by Valentines from long ago. With snow falling on the ground, this event was well attended with many creative designs made.        …
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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

March 7, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Free Family Program: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss story and craft at CHS.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

April 4, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Decorative Arts Day

Enjoy Free First Saturday at CHS with a historical twist on “arts and crafts time”!

Put Yourself on the Map

By Corinne Swanson, Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs, Connecticut Historical Society I’m a huge fan of maps. When studying history, maps are essential for getting a visual, concrete understanding of the places where events take place. They can be incredibly powerful in influencing the way we think (Remember the episode of “The West Wing” where C.J….
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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

May 2, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Connecticut is our Home!

Where in Connecticut do you call home? Join us as we make a giant map of our favorite places in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

June 6, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Free Kids Tours of Connecticut: 50 Objects / 50 Stories

Explore our new exhibit Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories with an educator-led tour designed especially for kids!

Free Kids Tours of Connecticut: 50 Objects / 50 Stories

Explore our new exhibit Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories with an educator-led tour designed especially for kids!

Free Kids Tours of Connecticut: 50 Objects / 50 Stories

Explore our new exhibit Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories with an educator-led tour designed especially for kids!

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

August 1, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Toys and Treats Backyard Party

Join us on the CHS lawn for all your favorite childhood games! Enjoy everything from hopscotch to hula hoop, and play them with your kids, parents or grandparents.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

September 5, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: I Spy at the Museum

Calling all detectives! Decorate your own magnifying glass, then work with your family to figure out clues and search through the galleries to see how many objects and pictures you can find.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

October 3, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Connecticut Kids: Your Objects, Your Stories

Connecticut Kids: Your Objects, Your Stories

Come see this pop-up exhibit featuring objects submitted by kids from all over Connecticut!

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

November 7, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Tellabration! An International Celebration of Story

Join us for Tellabration!, a world-wide celebration of storytelling from the Connecticut Storytelling Center that happens each November at sites around the state.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

December 5, 2015 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Holiday Poppers

Pop! Celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! Poppers, or crackers, make great gifts, holiday party favors, or New Year’s Eve noisemakers.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

February 6, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

March 5, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center or the Behind-the-Scenes tours.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

April 2, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

May 7, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

September 3, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Growing with Grandparents

Celebrate Grandparents Day at CHS! Discover a new hobby and be creative with your grandma, grandpa, or special person. Grandparents and kids will each design garden pots to give to each other, then pick a pair of seeds to plant together.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

October 1, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Rockin’ Art

Express yourself through music-inspired art! Design and create a CD art piece that’s all about you to personalize your room. Then, check out retro musical objects featured in the Growing Up in Connecticut exhibit.

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

November 5, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Inventor’s Lab

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!

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

December 3, 2016 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Holiday Poppers

Pop! Celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! Poppers, or crackers, make great gifts, holiday party favors, or New Year’s Eve noisemakers.

Free First Saturday

January 7, 2017 · ·

Celebrate Connecticut Statehood Day with a fun Connecticut-themed scavenger hunt around the museum and free admission to the museum galleries. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Transportation Exploration

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.

Free First Saturday

February 4, 2017 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Family Program: Valentines for Kids

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, come to CHS to create old-fashioned, hand-made Valentines! Get inspired by Valentines from long ago, then use your creativity to make Valentine cards to give to your friends and family.

Free First Saturday

March 4, 2017 · ·

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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