Inside the CHS

America’s First “Brown Water” Navy

April 17, 2014 · Collections ·

This past weekend we offered a special Civil War-themed behind the scenes tour at CHS. I spent a day selecting a wide variety of objects, manuscripts and graphics items to include in the tour, including several that I had not used in the past. Among these was a pair of fine photographs of river gunboats…
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Lincoln Flag

A National Treasure Rediscovered

February 12, 2015 · Collections ·

The Connecticut Historical Society’s (CHS) “Lincoln Flag, was one of five flags used to decorate President Abraham Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D. C. the night he was assassinated, April 14, 1865. Two of the flags present that fateful night were borrowed from the Treasury Guard, a unit formed to defend the nation’s…
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April 14, 1865 program

Abraham Lincoln’s Connecticut Connections revealed in Connecticut Historical Society exhibit

April 9, 2015 · Collections ·

A lock of hair, a bloody bandage, a Treasury Guard flag “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will…
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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 20, 2018 · ·

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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