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June 9, 2014 · CHS Buzz ·

Katharine Hepburn was stunning wearing this grey silk marquisette gown in Stage Door (1937), but the beautiful draping of organza and chiffon of silk crepe de chine is just the start of the story this dress tells about how movies were made in the 1930s and how museums research and restore the items in their…
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Public Guided Tour

November 1, 2014 · ·

Join a member of the CHS staff for a special guided tour of our current exhibits, (Re)Building Hartford: A City Captured by Artist Richard Welling and Hartford Seen: Photographs by Pablo Delano.

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour Season Pass is the Perfect Gift for your favorite History Nut!

December 8, 2014 · CHS Buzz ·

Give the gift of a special history experience! Unique Behind-the-Scenes Tours take visitors to hidden areas of the museum to see treasures not featured in public exhibits.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 2, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 7, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 9, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 14, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 16, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 21, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 23, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 28, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

July 30, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition.

Historic Deerfield: Furniture Masterworks of “The Street”

November 5, 2015 · ·

Join the CHS Decorative Arts Affinity Group for a special day at Historic Deerfield.

50 Objects 50 Stories

Public Tour of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories

December 26, 2015 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Connecticut: 50 Stories/50 Objects exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

Season Pass: CHS Behind-the-Scenes Tours 4-Tour Spring Pass

January 30, 2016 · ·

Save 20% with a Season Pass to our upcoming Behind-the-Scenes Tours.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

g. Fox Chrsitmas time

CANCELLED.Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

February 5, 2016 · ·

CANCELLED. Due to the weather, the program has been rescheduled for next Friday, February 12 at 11:00 am.

Exhibit Tour of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe

February 6, 2016 · ·

Join us for a guided tour of our Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World, & Her Wardrobe exhibition every Saturday at 2:00 pm.

g. Fox Chrsitmas time

RESCHEDULED.Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

February 12, 2016 · ·

RESCHEDULED. In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! This presentation will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday and you’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s so enjoyable and set the standard for customer service. Exhibit tours of “Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe” available after the presentation at 12:00 pm.

g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

February 20, 2016 · ·

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! A 45-minute presentation by Joe Waxman, CHS Member & Volunteer, will be followed by Exhibit Tours of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe at 2:00 pm. Refreshments provided.

Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 4, 2016 · ·

— SOLD OUT — In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! A 45-minute presentation by Joe Waxman, CHS Member & Volunteer, will be followed by Exhibit Tours of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe at 12:00 noon. Refreshments provided.

Remembering G. Fox & Co.: Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

April 1, 2016 · ·

— SOLD OUT — In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford! A 45-minute presentation by Joe Waxman, CHS Member & Volunteer, will be followed by Exhibit Tours of Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World & Her Wardrobe at 12:00 pm. Refreshments provided.

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

June 4, 2016 · ·

Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

December 10, 2016 · ·

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

June 2, 2018 · ·

Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

October 20, 2018 · ·

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you!

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

October 27, 2018 · ·

Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

November 3, 2018 · ·

Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

November 17, 2018 · ·

Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

November 24, 2018 · ·

Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

December 1, 2018 · ·

Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

October 19, 2019 · ·

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Get ready for Halloween with this look at our most spine-chilling objects!

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