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What is this?

March 11, 2014 · Collections ·

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?

Katharine Hepburn: Rebellious and Sporty

April 18, 2014 · Collections, Exhibits ·

Over the past couple of weeks while preparing for the opening of Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, I’ve been thinking a lot about Katharine Hepburn. One thing that I keep going back to is her parents – and how much they must have influenced her. Hepburn loved sports and was fiercely competitive. Her…
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What is this?

July 29, 2014 · Collections, Exhibits ·

Our newest exhibit, Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, showcases over 40 costumes form Hepburn’s illustrious film and stage career. “What is this?” posts will highlight an object from the exhibit and explore its background every other week. What is this object? What is the story behind it?

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Sports Spectacular

March 28, 2015 · ·

A perfect tour for fans of March Madness or those who are more than ready for Opening Day, this look at the glories of Connecticut’s sporting heritage will make you cheer.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Sports Spectacular

A perfect tour for fans of March Madness or those who are more than ready for Opening Day, this look at the glories of Connecticut’s sporting heritage will make you cheer.

Leveling the Playing Field:The Sports Gallery at the Smithsonian African American History Museum

May 22, 2017 · ·

Dr. Damion Thomas’s talk will explore the development of the Sports Gallery at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and how sports can illustrate key moments and ideas in history.

Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: Put Me In, Coach: Stories of Athletic Endeavors

April 27, 2019 · ·

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences. Galleries open before the show.

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