Join us during spring break as we take a close look at historic ART-ifacts! On Thursday, explore the world of elegant costumes and colorful embroidery. Get inspired by the clothing and needlework in the exhibits, then design and “sew” your own kid-friendly needlework.
Do you have any special family recipes? What is your favorite holiday treat? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore some historic recipes from recipe books in the CHS collection. Then, try your hand at making some holiday treats and writing down your favorite holiday memories in a special cookbook!
Have you ever heard of a Hitchcock Chair? Did you know they are made right here in Connecticut? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to explore some of the tools used to make these special chairs and check out some of the unique designs! Then, use a template to create your own one-of-a-kind chair design!
Did you know the CHS is located in the former house of a Hartford inventor? Join the CHS on a virtual journey through the home of Curtis Veeder. Explore his life, his inventions, and the items that make his house so unique!
Do you ever take goofy photos of your pets? What about professional portraits? Believe it or not, this trend has been around for decades! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to look at some of the pet portraits in the CHS collection, and then kids can draw their very own pet!
In this episode of Objects Tell Stories, kids look closely at several items from the CHS collection to investigate one of Connecticut’s most puzzling tales that has left people curious for decades.
Join the CHS in welcoming Kuchipudi dancer Sarada Nori! Explore the cultural and social history of this classical Indian dance form and enjoy a short performance by Sarada. Then, you can learn a few of the bas
e you ever gone to a backyard barbecue? Or played lawn games with friends? As summer approaches, get ready for outdoor fun by exploring how backyards have served as a place for family, friends, and fun throughout history and today. Then, share some of your favorite backyard memories!
What chores do you do at home? How are they different from the chores kids used to do during colonial times? Look closely at some of the objects on display in the Making Connecticut exhibit to explore how colonial kids helped out around the house. Then, play a game of colonial chores charades!
Why are these shoes so special? How do they help tell the story of the fight for Civil Rights, both in Connecticut and nationwide? Look closely at some of the objects and images on display in our new exhibition, Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement, to discover what these shoes can tell us about the past!