Upcoming Events

Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Families will have the opportunity to card wool, “work” in a textile factory, and more!

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Asian American Poets and Community Dialogue: Debora Kuan

Saturday, October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us for a unique series of poetry readings and community dialogues! The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UConn and the Connecticut Historical Society, along with Make Us Visible CT, invite you to listen to Connecticut’s Asian American poets and explore personal stories and local histories. The second event in the series features Debora Kuan, and you can register for FREE tickets here.   Debora Kuan is the author of two poetry collections, Xing and Lunch Portraits. Currently,…

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection is the story that launched Mark Twain to fame (and Hartford), “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”

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Witches in Connecticut

Wednesday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Join us for an evening edition of our popular “Coffee Hour” series. Tonight, you’ll learn about Connecticut’s history of witch hunting.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Wednesday, November 3 |

Have you ever heard of a Hitchcock Chair? Did you know they are made right here in Connecticut? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to explore the story of these unique chairs!

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection is “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical story about the Vietnam War.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: True Crime in the Museum

Friday, November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Forgeries, theft, arson, and murder. In this presentation, we’ll show you items from our collection that tell the stories of long-ago crime and punishment.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2021

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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: What’s the Magic Word?

Saturday, November 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Abracadabra! Alakazam! Let’s make the past reappear! Children will explore some magical items of Albert Walker, a Connecticut magician, design their own magic wand and learn how to perform a magic trick!

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Homeschool Workshop: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Monday, November 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am |

In response to COVID-19, the CHS has created a new way to experience Homeschool Day! This program includes an activity kit mailed to your home plus a chance to engage in an interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers!

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Homeschool Workshop: Coming of Age: Growing Up in the 1950s and 1960s

Monday, November 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am |

In response to COVID-19, the CHS has created a new way to experience Homeschool Day! This program includes an activity kit mailed to your home plus a chance to engage in an interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers!

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection is an excerpt from the novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Connecticut author Ocean Vuong.

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Families will have the opportunity to card wool, “work” in a textile factory, and more!

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Guided Tour of “Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health”

Saturday, November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Take a staff-led tour of our newest exhibition.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswomen Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswomen Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

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Lunch and Learn: The Barbed Arrow of Insanity: Debating the Boundaries Between Mental Pathology and Religion

Tuesday, November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us as Professor Alexandra Prince presents an historical overview of the 19th century diagnostic and cultural label of religious insanity.

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, December 1 |

Do you have any special family recipes? What is your favorite holiday treat? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore some historic recipes from recipe books in the CHS collection.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection is “A Temporary Matter” by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Rosie the Riveter

Friday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

What was it like to be a working woman during World War II?

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2021

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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 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Join the CHS for our annual popper craft! Make your very own popper to use as a gift, a New Year’s Eve noisemaker, or a holiday party favor.

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Guided Tour of “Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health”

Saturday, December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Take a staff-led tour of our newest exhibition.

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Guided Tour of “Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health”

Saturday, December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Take a staff-led tour of our newest exhibition.

Find out more »

Speak Up Live Storytelling

Saturday, December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Join us from home to hear storytellers from around the world tell true stories about lived experiences around the theme “Mental Health,” led by 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswomen Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswomen Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Families will have the opportunity to card wool, “work” in a textile factory, and more!

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Vacation Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

Monday, December 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Curl up with some hot cocoa at the CHS! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot chocolate, and readings of Anna Llenas’ “The Color Monster.” After the story, make your own felt monster to take home!

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Vacation Program: Cocoa and Crafts

Tuesday, December 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Curl up with some hot cocoa at the CHS! Join us for a morning of hot chocolate, crafts, and readings of Stella Blackstone’s “Bear at Work”. After the story, make a toy bear of your own and design it a special work uniform!

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