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Shop the CHS Store: It Won’t Hurt a Bit (Either)!

June 3, 2013 · CHS Buzz ·

The current exhibit, This Won’t Hurt a Bit: A History of Pain Relief provided some unusual inspiration for new store products. The CHS ephemera collection was a great source for trade cards, once used to advertise remedies to soothe or eliminate pain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. An assortment of images for plasters, witch…
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Shop Here, Away From Traffic

July 1, 2013 · CHS Buzz, Exhibits ·

As my co-worker Ben Gammell pointed out in his recent blog about the CHS exhibit, Behind the Wheel: Vintage Automobile Safety Posters, “Automobile safety is no joke” – and neither is shopping!

What is a Nut?

November 4, 2013 · CHS Buzz ·

At CHS, we’re chock full o’ nuts; history nuts, that is. We’re so nutty about history, that I even began to wonder about the history of the word nuts. Finding the origin of nut(s) and the historical development of its meaning turned out to be a tougher nut to crack than I thought; but here…
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“Hey, you turkey!” and Other Random Thanksgiving Thoughts

November 28, 2013 · Collections ·

If anyone is reading this, chances are you are still sleepily digesting the remains of Thanksgiving dinner*—or perhaps you are in line waiting for stores to open their doors this evening…  In any event, Thanksgiving, one of the major national holidays, is upon us once again. Based on travel statistics this holiday sees more people…
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Before Black Friday…there was G. Fox

November 29, 2013 · Collections ·

For decades now, the day after Thanksgiving has been referred to by many as “Black Friday”, the first day of the holiday shopping season. It’s a day of transition from a season of autumn and Thanksgiving to a season of holiday shopping and festivities; a day of drastic sales, crowds and madness at retail stores….
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The Day After

December 26, 2014 · Collections ·

The wrapping paper has been discarded, and Christmas dinner consumed. Now what? December 26 can be just as special, and not just an afterthought.

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: Remembering G. Fox & Co. in the 1950s

October 16, 2015 · ·

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 9, 2019 · ·

*We’re sorry, but the 11:00 am tour has sold out!* G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

**WE’RE SORRY, BUT THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!** G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

** We’re sorry, this event is sold out! ** G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

November 9, 2019 · ·

** We’re sorry, this tour is sold out! ** Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

** We’re sorry, but this tour is sold out.** Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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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