Upcoming Events

Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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CCHAP Special Event: Mas Camp Graduation

Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us to celebrate the completion of Mas Camp, our summer youth employment program. At the event, the teens will receive their certificates of completion, and will perform their dance routine in costume. The event is free and includes a sampling of Caribbean foods.

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

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: Back to School with ASD

Saturday, September 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Get excited to go back to school! Read, write, and play as we try out activities and crafts to explore how learning has changed from the 1800s to today. Try writing on a slate and see if you could pass a 19th-century class. Also, use modern-day craft supplies to make a cool chalkboard decoration for your locker or fridge!

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join a CHS staff member and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a guided tour of the exhibition Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf.
Please note that this program/lecture will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Reigning Fashion: Victoria and the Queen, 1837 – 1901, Presented by Lynne Z. Bassett

Thursday, September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join renowned costume and textile historian Lynne Z. Bassett for a fascinating discussion linking the popular PBS series “Victoria” to the cultural history of clothing in the Victorian era.

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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ASD Alumni Spotlight: Peter Bailey

Thursday, September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Join ASD alumnus Peter Bailey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Philadelphia, for a discussion of how he navigated life after graduation from the American School for the Deaf. This program will be American Sign Language interpreted and close captioned.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Saturday, September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. 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: Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Connecticut and the Revolutionary War

Saturday, September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. 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: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Bus Trip to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City

Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm |

Join members of CHS’s Fashion & Textile Council for a special trip to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. Participants will enjoy a special tour of the Force of Nature exhibit and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s costume collection.

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Family Class: Introduction to American Sign Language

Saturday, September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Discover American Sign Language with your family! Join us for a one-time introductory class led by an instructor from the American School for the Deaf. In this kid-friendly class, we’ll learn about Deaf Culture and history, try out simple signs, and play games and activities to practice signing.

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Deaf Activism: From Gallaudet University to ASD

Thursday, October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join Greg Hlibok, who was Student Body President at Gallaudet University during the Deaf President Now! (DPN) protest movement, and current ASD students active in social change and community service for a discussion of how deaf activism has taken shape in the past and what it will look like in the future. This program will be American Sign Language Interpreted and close captioned.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

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: Fall Fun at the Museum

Saturday, October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Fall into autumn on Free First Saturday! Join us for a kid-friendly decoupage pumpkin craft. After the craft, work with your family to decode and follow pumpkin clues around the building to discover secrets and fun facts about the museum.

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Exhibit Opening Reception: Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed

Thursday, October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception of Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed.

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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

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Join a CHS staff member and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a guided tour of the exhibition Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf.
Please note that this program/lecture will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.

Find out more »

Clashing Cultures: Chinese Boys in Connecticut Homes

Monday, October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join visiting Seattle Author Dori Jones Yang for fascinating insights into what she learned about Chinese and American cultural values in researching her new book, The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, which imagines the experience of two fictional Chinese brothers as they try to adapt to life in small-town Connecticut in 1875.

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Decorative Arts Council Annual Lecture: When America Went Modern: Design in the 1920s and 1930s, presented by John Stuart Gordon

Tuesday, October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

John Stuart Gordon (Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery) will explore the varied influences and myths surrounding the appearance of modern decorative arts during the Jazz Age and the popularization of the style during the Depression.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

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

Saturday, October 21 @ 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! 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: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Find out more »

Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 21, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Voices of Wisdom: Newcomer Stories

Thursday, October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Refugee, immigrant, and newcomer artists and community leaders will speak about their experiences coming to Connecticut to make new lives after leaving their homelands.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 4 @ 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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Exhibit Opening Reception: That’s Weird

Thursday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

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

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Saturday, November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 28th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists from the West End, and members of the Sewing Circle Project.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Sunday, November 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 28th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists from the West End, and members of the Sewing Circle Project.

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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Come browse through the CHS’s 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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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Come browse through the CHS’s 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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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: That’s Weird

Saturday, December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up–enjoy storytellers sharing their lived experiences around the theme of “That’s Weird.” Galleries open before the show.

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