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Exhibit Opening Reception: That’s Weird

November 9, 2017 · ·

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception of That’s Weird.

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

November 18, 2017 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Free for members, free with admission for non-members. Please note that this tour will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Support for American Sign Language interpreter services for exhibition-related programming is provided by Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.  

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

November 25, 2017 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

December 16, 2017 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Free for members, free with admission for non-members. Please note that this tour will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Support for American Sign Language interpreter services for exhibition-related programming is provided by Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.  

Collecting the Weird in Connecticut: Panel Discussion

January 25, 2018 · ·

Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh?”. But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object “weird”? Join us to learn about some of Connecticut’s most bizarre artifacts.

Smithsonian Affiliate Special Event: An Evening With Richard Kurin

March 5, 2018 · ·

The CHS is proud to announce a guest lecture by Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large.

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

March 31, 2018 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 7, 2018 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

The Unexpected History Of American Food

April 14, 2018 · ·

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Your answer depends on what you define as “weird”. Culinary historian Sarah Lohman will reveal how fashions and trends affect the way Americans eat, turning yesterday’s “yum” into tomorrow’s “yuck” – or vice versa!

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 21, 2018 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 28, 2018 · ·

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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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.