Upcoming Events

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, January 23 @ 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”

Saturday, January 26 @ 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 “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, February 2 @ 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 March 2, 2019

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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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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, February 2 @ 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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Family Program: Valentines & Love Letters

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

Instead of buying your own valentine cards this year, come to the CHS and make your own one-of-a-kind valentines! We’ll supply the glitter and glue (and other supplies), as well as samples of vintage valentines and silly love letters from our collection to use for decoration or inspiration.

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

Saturday, February 2 @ 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 “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

Monday, February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Hamilton fans: have you ever wondered what’s fact and what’s fiction in the hit musical? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

Saturday, February 9 @ 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

Saturday, February 9 @ 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”

Saturday, February 9 @ 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 “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Vacation Program: Hamilton History Adventure

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Follow the life of the 10-dollar founding father at this vacation family program! Make your way around the museum completing different crafts and activities as we explore the big moments of Alexander Hamilton’s life.

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

Saturday, February 16 @ 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 “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Smithsonian Affiliate Special Event: Kitchen Contradictions: Food and Cooking in 1960s America

Saturday, February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

From Julia Child to Jell-O, learn about the contradictions in American cooking in the 1960s.

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

Saturday, February 23 @ 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 “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 2 @ 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 March 2, 2019

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

Saturday, March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

*We’re sorry, but the 11:00 am tour has 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, March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 9, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on March 9, 2019 at 3:00pm

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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, March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 9, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on March 9, 2019 at 3:00pm

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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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The Heathenish and Absurd Idea of Manifest Destiny: Connecticut’s Critique of Manifest Destiny, 1848-1871

Thursday, March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring a lunch and learn about the many Connecticans who opposed America’s continental expansion in the 1800s!

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A Meaningful Subjection: Coercive Inequality and Indigenous Political Economy in the Colonial Northeast

Thursday, April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring your lunch and learn about the relationship between Native Americans and European colonists from visiting scholar Peter Olsen-Harbich.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

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

Saturday, April 27 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-Founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, May 4 @ 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: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

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From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

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From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, May 18 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Master Class with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, June 1 @ 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 to help you refine your advanced storytelling skills.

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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

Monday, July 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Join 38-time Moth StorySLAM champion and internationally best-selling author Matthew Dicks for a week of storytelling instruction (and an opportunity to perform!).

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