Inside the CHS

What is this?

November 19, 2013 · Collections, Exhibits ·

Our exhibit, Making Connecticut, showcases over 500 objects, images, and documents from the CHS collection. “What is this?” posts will highlight an object from the exhibit and explore its importance in Connecticut history every other week. What is this object? What is the story behind it? To find out more,

Pesky research questions

March 12, 2014 · Collections ·

Don’t get me wrong, I love trying to help researchers find the “right” answer. But why do I always find the answer days or even weeks after the question was asked? Several weeks ago now, I had a woman here doing background research for a novel she is writing. Among other things, she asked me…
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John Trumbull, artist

July 9, 2014 · Collections ·

John Trumbull (1756-1843) was the son of Connecticut governor Jonathan Trumbull and first cousin of M’Fingall poet John Trumbull. John the artist graduated from Harvard in 1773 and served as an aide to General Washington during the Revolution. In 1784 he went to London to study with the painter Benjamin West.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

November 21, 2015 · ·

Would you have been a Patriot or a Loyalist? Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Would you have been a Patriot or a Loyalist? Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony.

Newgate Prison Document Acquired

April 21, 2016 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

A very recent addition to the CHS collection is a Revolutionary War era document related to Newgate Prison. Documents like these don’t come around very often.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

September 23, 2017 · ·

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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