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Flowers are Blooming!

June 14, 2014 · Education ·

Summer is right around the corner – the weather is getting warmer, the grass has turned a brighter green, and flowers are popping up in gardens all over the state! Perhaps one of the most amazing Connecticut gardens to view at this time of year is the Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park (Hartford, CT). The…
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Family Program: Decorative Arts Day

April 4, 2015 · ·

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

Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

April 14, 2015 · ·

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

April 15, 2015 · ·

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

April 16, 2015 · ·

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

Spring Break Family Program: A Day in the Life of a Historical Kid!

April 17, 2015 · ·

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to CHS and experience what life was like for kids long ago.

Kids Having Fun at the Connecticut Historical Society

Look, Listen and Touch: Kids and Museums

By Corinne Swanson, Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs at the Connecticut Historical Society Do you have a childhood memory of visiting a museum with your class or family? During these visits, did you ever feel that if your voice rose above a whisper, or if you dared to try to touch something, that you…
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Reading to Baby

Hands-On History: Home School Days at CHS

By Corinne Swanson, Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs at the CHS Last week, the CHS education staff wrapped up our last school programs for the 2014-2015 school year, bringing a very busy year to a close. However, even after all the school buses left, we held our Home School Day: Summer Kick-Off on Monday,…
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Family Program: Toys and Treats Backyard Party

August 1, 2015 · ·

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.

Story and Craft at the Museum

October 28, 2015 · ·

Join us for spooky storytime at the CHS!

Family Program: Tellabration! An International Celebration of Story

November 7, 2015 · ·

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

Family Program: Springtime Crafts From Around the World

April 1, 2017 · ·

Celebrate April with a Saturday of traditional Finnish kid-friendly crafts. Inspired by the CHS exhibit Sisu and Creativity: Finnish Cultural Heritage in Connecticut, kids can try sewing birch bark and weaving with paper to make a beautiful traditional craft to take home!

Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery: Woven Wonders

April 11, 2017 · ·

Join us during spring break as we take a close look at historic ART-ifacts! On Tuesday, weave through our exhibits and find the woven treasures hidden in our museum. Then, create your own woven ART-ifact from yarn or paper.

Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery: Super Stencils

April 12, 2017 · ·

Join us during spring break as we take a close look at historic ART-ifacts! On Wednesday, learn about the designs found in the chairs, chests, and other wood ART-ifacts. Use these designs or invent your own design and stencil a box to take home.

Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery: Elegant Embroidery

April 13, 2017 · ·

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.

Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery: Marvelous Metal

April 14, 2017 · ·

Join us during spring break as we take a close look at historic ART-ifacts! On Friday, discover how metal is transformed into swords, lanterns, and other metal ART-ifacts. Then, design and make a punched tin lantern to take home.

Family Program: Hartford Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

June 3, 2017 · ·

Kids will have a blast playing at the HSO Instrument Petting Zoo, trying out dozens of musical instruments from the violin and the saxophone to the tuba and the glockenspiel. Come learn how playing a musical instrument is a whole-body experience; you’ll feel each instrument’s vibrations humming differently from your head to your toes!

Family Program: Back to School with ASD

September 2, 2017 · ·

Get excited to go back to school! Read, write, and play as we try out activities and crafts to explore how learning has changed from the 1800s to today. Try writing on a slate and see if you could pass a 19th-century class. Also, use modern-day craft supplies to make a cool chalkboard decoration for your locker or fridge!

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