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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

April 5, 2020 · ·

What is a collection? What fascinating stories can it teach us about the past? Tune into our first episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! This episode will be released Sunday, April 5, at 10:00 am.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

April 19, 2020 · ·

Did you know the Sperm Whale is Connecticut’s state animal? Do you know why? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! This episode will be released on Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 am.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

April 26, 2020 · ·

Do you have a favorite sport? What about a favorite athlete? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to uncover the story of a professional basketball player from Connecticut! This episode will be released on Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 am.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

May 6, 2020 · ·

What? A wooden ham? Why would you make such a thing? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories as we take a close look at this wacky artifact from the CHS collection. We’ll find out how it connects to one of Connecticut’s most well-known historic legends. This episode will be released on Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

May 20, 2020 · ·

Imagine you were a kid 70 years ago! What toys would you have played with? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore some popular toys from the 1950s and 1960s and discover what they can tell us about the past! This episode will be released on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

June 3, 2020 · ·

Take an adventure into a historic piece of art! What fascinating stories are hidden within? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! Join us as we explore how just one piece of artwork can reveal a variety of stories about life long ago. This episode will be released on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Travel back in time with art! Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to discover how historic artwork can help us connect with the past. Explore the fascinating story of Governor Jonathan Trumbull by looking closely at a unique drawing from the CHS collection. This episode will be released on June 3 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

June 17, 2020 · ·

Why is Connecticut often called the nutmeg state? What is a nutmeg anyway? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to uncover the fascinating story behind this Connecticut nickname! Then, try out a special recipe featuring nutmeg and make a delicious treat for your family!

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

July 1, 2020 · ·

Have you ever wondered why people always look unhappy in historic photos? Were they always bored? Did they just dislike smiling? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to investigate this mystery! Then, find your favorite family photo and share it with us! This episode will be released on Wednesday, July 1 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Program: Objects Tell Stories

July 15, 2020 · ·

Have you ever heard of Sergeant Stubby? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories and uncover the story of Sergeant Stubby, a heroic dog from WWI, and celebrate his many acts of bravery during the war. This episode will be released at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Program: Objects Tell Stories

July 29, 2020 · ·

Have you ever seen a bicycle like this? Do you think it would be easy to ride? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! Look closely at a variety of Connecticut-made bicycles and investigate the many ways they have evolved throughout history.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

August 19, 2020 · ·

What is weaving? What makes it so important? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories and help us welcome our special guests, Tseyang and Tentso, weavers from Tibet. Join us as they share the story of their family’s connection with weaving while looking closely at some of their handmade items. This episode will be released on Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

August 26, 2020 · ·

What is a tavern sign? Why do so many of them feature images of animals? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! Look closely at some of the tavern signs in the CHS collection to discover the stories they tell about life long ago. This episode will be released on Wednesday, August 26 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

September 23, 2020 · ·

Turn back the hands of time! Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to learn about Daniel Burnap, a well-known clockmaker from Connecticut. Look closely at some of his unique clock designs and explore his impact on the clock-making industry in Connecticut. This episode will be released on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects tell Stories

October 21, 2020 · ·

Did you know apples aren’t just for eating? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to look closely at some of the ways apples were used as inspiration for paintings or as a design for clothing! This episode will be released at 1:00 pm.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

December 2, 2020 · ·

Brrrr, it’s cold outside! What do you wear to stay warm during the winter? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore winter fashion throughout history.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

February 3, 2021 · ·

From food carts to food trucks, Connecticut has a long history of food on the go! Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories and explore the tradition of traveling food markets, ranging from peddlers of the early 1900s to the Hartford Mobile Market of today. This episode will be released on Wednesday, February 3

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

April 7, 2021 · ·

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!

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

June 2, 2021 · ·

Have 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.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

August 4, 2021 · ·

This glove connects us to a well-known Connecticut legend…do you know which one? Look closely at this object and several other items from the CHS collection to investigate one of Connecticut’s most puzzling tales that has left people curious for decades.

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

October 6, 2021 · ·

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!

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