Upcoming Events

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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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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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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Department Stores and the Black Freedom Struggle: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights

Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

How did civil rights activists use department stores (like Hartford’s G. Fox) as centers for the struggle for black freedom? Historian Traci Parker will discuss her new book on this topic. Come early to view our exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 4 @ 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 August 31, 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: 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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Family Program: ¡Celebremos Mexico!

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

Come join the CHS as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Learn about the various ways this holiday is celebrated through hands-on activities and crafts that celebrate Mexican culture. You are also invited to enjoy live mariachi performances!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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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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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Member Meet-Up: Sturbridge Vintage Fashion and Antique Textile Show

Monday, May 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm |

Meet up with fashion-minded CHS members at this pre-Brimfield textile show!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up Podcast LIVE!

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Speak Up’s first ever LIVE podcast! Join us for a fun night of stories, laughter, and even a little bit of learning, too. 

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Annual Members’ Meeting

Monday, May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm |

We invite all CHS members to join us for the Connecticut Historical Society Annual Members’ Meeting to hear about the achievements of the past year.

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Opening Reception: Take Note! 75 Years of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Monday, May 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception for Take Note! 75 Years of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, June 1 @ 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 August 31, 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: Master Class with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**SOLD OUT!** 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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Family Program: Instrument Discovery Lab

Saturday, June 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Help us welcome the Hartford Symphony Orchestra when they visit the CHS for a special Free First Saturday! Kids will have a blast experiencing the HSO Instrument Discovery Lab, trying out dozens of musical instruments from the violin and the saxophone to the tuba and the glockenspiel. The Instrument Discovery Lab is a musical laboratory that gives children the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and play!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Eighteenth-Century Revival Poetry and Its Uses

Friday, June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

In this lunchtime talk, NERFC fellow Wendy Roberts will demonstrate how evangelical poetry was central to the early America’s literary history.

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Connecticut Open House Day

Saturday, June 8 |

CHS is participating in Open House Day 2019 — free admission to our galleries all day!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Preventative Conservation of the First Ladies Gowns

Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about how the Smithsonian preserves and conserves its First Ladies gowns collection.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, June 15 @ 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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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Bus Trip to Lyman Allyn Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Road-trip with CHS to view Lyman Allyn Museum of Art’s fantastic exhibition “Tiffany in New London”.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, July 6 @ 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 August 31, 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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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

If you like the idea of a book club, but worry about the time commitment, this group is for you!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Find out more »

Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, August 3 @ 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 August 31, 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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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

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

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner will discuss the wide-ranging effect of the Civil War and Reconstruction in this free lecture.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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credit: Historic New England

Bus Trip to Historic New England

Monday, October 7 @ 7:45 am - 5:30 pm |

Road-trip with CHS to see Historic New England’s jewelry collection!

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Images and the Fight for American Women’s Voting Rights

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

Learn about the ways that suffragists used visual culture in the fight to win the vote.

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