Inside the CHS

Collecting Day for Growing Up in Connecticut

November 21, 2015 · ·

We’re collecting objects, images, and stories about growing up in Connecticut. We’ve got an online gallery and an upcoming exhibit that will explore four generations of childhood (born between 1930s–90s). We need your help! Free admission to the museum galleries for the day for all those who loan their objects or images.

Collecting Day at Norfolk Historical Museum

February 13, 2016 · ·

Bring treasures from your childhood or teenage years for consideration in the Connecticut Historical Society’s spring exhibit, “Growing Up in Connecticut.”

Chief Curator’s Collection Corner — Peanuts Lunchbox

May 13, 2016 · Collections ·

By Ilene J. Frank, Chief Curator Did you carry a lunch box to school? I did. I remember I had a Ziggy one in first grade that I just loved. Lunchboxes, especially those we carried to school, are a link to our childhoods. In 2001, Elizabeth Triplett Blakelock donated to the CHS her Peanuts lunchbox, which she carried…
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