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Love Tokens

February 18, 2014 · Collections ·

Last week on Valentine’s Day I was musing about some of the objects in the collections here at the CHS that were given in former times as tokens of affection. Yes, we have Valentine cards–lots of them–but we also have more intimate artifacts that were exchanged by engaged couples or by husbands and wives.  These…
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Mourning in the 19th century

October 16, 2014 · Collections ·

Customs surrounding the mourning of deceased loved ones were prominent in the 19th century and the objects created around these practices tell quite a story.

Jewelry Fashioned From Spoons

The CHS Gift Shop: Featured Items for Summer

June 17, 2015 · CHS Buzz, Latest News ·

By Sara Plante, Visitor Services Associate With the arrival of the glorious summer months, comes the desire to take advantage of the freedom the warm weather provides. As you find yourself out and about, don’t forget the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS)! Escape the heat, visit our new exhibit Connecticut 50 Objects/50 Stories, and of course,…
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