Upcoming Events

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

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

An all-access pass to 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

Saturday, January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Collecting the Weird in Connecticut: Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

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.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Exhibit Opening Reception: Passing It On: Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Thursday, February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

This exhibit features work from several artists from the Southern New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, February 3 @ 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: Valentines for Kids

Saturday, February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, come to CHS to create old-fashioned, hand-made Valentines! Get inspired by Valentines from long ago, then use your creativity to make Valentine cards to give to your friends and family.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

Saturday, February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

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

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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

Saturday, February 17 @ 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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Family Class: Pysanky Egg Decorating

Saturday, February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Join us for a special family class during February break and try out a new (and old) form of decorating eggs! Ukrainian pysanky master artist Paul Luniw will instruct families in pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian decorative art of creating intricately designed eggs. Children and adults will design and decorate their own egg to take home.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 3 @ 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: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day at the CHS! Families are invited to join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham at 10:15, 11:15, or 12:15, where we’ll learn that weird things can surprise us if we give them a try. In the spirit of Sam-I-Am, kids can create wacky colorful “food” of the future.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

Saturday, March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. 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: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

Saturday, March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. 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 Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, March 17 @ 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 Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, April 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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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The Unexpected History Of American Food

Saturday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

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!

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

Saturday, April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

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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 we preserve the stories of Connecticut.

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

Saturday, April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

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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 we preserve the stories of Connecticut.

Find out more »

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 5 @ 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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