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Stitches and seams

October 2, 2013 · Collections ·

Do you remember Home Economics in school when you were younger? They don’t call it that any more, and boys are learning to sew and cook and girls can take shop, so I understand. I wish that had been true in the 1960s and 1970s while I was growing up. I still hammer like a…
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It’s party time!

December 19, 2013 · Collections ·

This time of year I always find myself hoping for an opportunity to attend a swanky party that requires a bit of sparkle and holiday elegance.  Yet the season consistently brings casual family gatherings requiring little more than jeans and sweaters, or New Year’s plans including games and staying in with my sisters and our…
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Quiltmakers at Work, or Hey, There’s a Menagerie on my Petticoat

March 10, 2014 · CHS Buzz ·

A mermaid, a lion, a griffin (or is it a leopard?), a fish, two stags, three rabbits, three different birds and what might be a dog. That’s the list of intricately stitched figures found around the border of Sarah Halsey’s amazing quilted petticoat.

Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

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POSTPONED: American Silk: From Sericulture to Status Symbol

April 29, 2020 · ·

**This event is postponed** Learn about the rise and fall of silk manufacturing in America with guest speaker Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society will temporarily close now through April 22. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time. All public programs and tours are canceled during this time. We hope to reschedule some of the events if possible.