Upcoming Events

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

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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 10:00am

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.

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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.

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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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. Doors will open at 5:00 pm for art show and reception, and the program begins at 6:00 pm.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 4 @ 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: Inked Imagination

Saturday, November 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Create and (re)create at Free First Saturday! Join us as we get hands-on with the art of printmaking. Kids and their families can try out different printmaking techniques at various stations led by artists and printmakers from the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England. Stamp, paint, cut, and design to make your own collection of prints to take home!

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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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Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England – An evening with author and professor of history, Jean M. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Drawing on more than six hundred local histories from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, Dr. O’Brien explores how these narratives inculcated the myth of Indian extinction, a myth that has stubbornly remained in the American consciousness.

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Fashion & Textile Council Annual Lecture: The Anatomy of an 18th-Century Gown

Thursday, November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Hallie Larkin and Stephanie Smith will trace the construction of 18th-Century gowns using examples from the CHS collection.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 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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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 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: Holiday Poppers

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

Celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! Poppers (or “crackers”) were first invented by a London pastry chef in the 1840s, and since then have become timeless favorites. Make a personalized popper to use as a gift, holiday party favor, or New Year’s Eve noisemaker. We’ll also have a variety of craft supplies available for families to create their own one-of-a-kind holiday cards.

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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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Winter Vacation Program: Cocoa, Crafts, and Connecticut Story Hour

Thursday, December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for an afternoon of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a book by a Connecticut children’s author. On Thursday we’ll read Connecticut native Tomie dePaola’s beloved classic Strega Nona. After the story, create your own colorful pasta art to take home.

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Winter Vacation Program: Cocoa, Crafts, and Connecticut Story Hour

Friday, December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for an afternoon of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a book by a Connecticut children’s author. On Friday we’ll explore Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. After the story, make your own “wild things” mask and join us for a wild rumpus.

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