Upcoming Events

Money, Beauty, Power: the Transformation of Taste in Gilded Age America

Wednesday, November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Ulysses Grant Dietz (Chief Curator Emeritus of The Newark Museum) will explore the changing tastes of Gilded Age America in our Decorative Arts Council Annual Lecture.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

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.

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

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

*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.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

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.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Family Program: Holiday Poppers and Traditions

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Pop go the holidays! Bring the whole family to our annual popper program! Make your own custom popper to use as a gift, party favor, or New Year’s Eve noisemaker, and create your own old-fashioned holiday card!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Speak Up at CHS: Patios, Pools and the American Backyard

Saturday, December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

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

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Washington And Rochambeau in Connecticut

Thursday, December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us for a midday talk about the journey of American and French troops through Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee and dessert!

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Hamilton Opening Reception and “Fake News” Lecture

Monday, December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, “Hamilton: His Words, His World, His Hair,” and to learn about how our founding fathers grappled with the problem of “fake news”.

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Vacation Program: Cocoa & Crafts Story Hour

Friday, December 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a children’s book. On Friday, December 28, escape the winter for a “summer day” indoors, where we’ll read about the amazing adventures that can happen right in your own backyard and make our own mini “gardens.”

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Vacation Program: Cocoa & Crafts Story Hour

Saturday, December 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a children’s book. For fans of the musical Hamilton, come to the museum on Saturday, December 29 for a revolutionary storytime. Learn about the world of Alexander Hamilton and make your own paper tricorn hat!

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

January 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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The Busy Parent’s Short Story Club

January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

No commitment, but lots of coffee! Bring your little ones to the CHS for this drop-in program. You’ll get to discuss good literature with adults, while our staff lead your kids in crafts and stories of their own.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Exhibition Opening Reception: Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

January 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-founder Matthew Dicks

January 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop for beginners.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

January 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group’s for you!

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

February 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**We’re sorry, but this event is now sold out.** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got you covered.

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got you covered.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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