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August 19, 2015 · CHS Buzz, Exhibits, Latest News ·

By Lynne Williamson and Jody Blankenship In June, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) became a part of the Connecticut Historical Society. Originally developed by and based at the Institute for Community Research in Hartford since 1991, CHAP is a wonderful program that works with communities across the state to document and share all…
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Opening Reception for Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

August 27, 2015 · ·

Join us for a special celebration for the exhibit opening of MAS: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community that also welcomes the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CHAP) to its new home at the CHS. We’ll have music by the Hartford Steel Symphony, delicious Jamaican food, and the opportunity to try on a costume—don’t miss it! The event is free and open to the public.

Family Program: Celebrating Caribbean Culture

September 12, 2015 · ·

Discover the traditions behind West Indian carnival costumes and celebrations at this fun program for all ages!

Opening Reception for Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

August 18, 2016 · ·

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception of Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.

Carnival Traditions: A presentation by Dr. Milla Riggio, Trinity College

August 24, 2016 · ·

Dr. Milla Riggio, James J. Goodwin Professor of English, Trinity College, will present an illustrated lecture and lead a discussion of Carnival traditions.

Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

February 10, 2018 · ·

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

August 23, 2018 · ·

Join us for the Opening Reception for Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.

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