Upcoming Events

Information Session for Homeschool Parents and Educators

Tuesday, September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

Are you homeschooling this year? Are you looking for educational resources? We can help! The CHS has a wide variety of materials to make homeschooling enjoyable for students of all grade levels. Join us to learn more about our offerings, which include pre-packaged activity kits; free mini lessons; interactive, virtual workshops; and more!

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, September 23 |

Turn back the hands of time! Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to learn about Daniel Burnap, a well-known clockmaker from Connecticut. Look closely at some of his unique clock designs and explore his impact on the clock-making industry in Connecticut. This episode will be released on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 pm.

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The Work Must Be Done

Wednesday, September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm |

Join CHS and the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation to learn about women of color who fought for the vote in 20th-century Connecticut, and the ways that women’s civic leadership impacts Greater Hartford today.

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Maanudam Parai Team Virtual Concert

Thursday, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Join us and the Maanudam Parai Team for our third and final virtual concert on September 24 at 7:00PM! Chat with fellow concert-goers during the YouTube Concert Premiere at: https://youtu.be/cgQi66-RhWM. The country of India is home to many rich regional cultures, ethnicities, and languages. Tamil language and culture have ancient roots in India’s state of Tamil Nadu as well as neighboring Sri Lanka. We are fortunate to have a vibrant Tamil community here in Connecticut. Spread across the state, this…

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Special Guest Walter Woodward

Friday, September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us online to hear from special guest, State Historian Walter Woodward, about his newest book, “Creating Connecticut.”

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Speak Up Live: Mind Over Matter

Saturday, September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Join us from home to hear storytellers from around the world tell true stories about lived experiences around the theme of  “Mind Over Matter,” led by 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks.

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“Hartford Seen,” Book Talk by Pablo Delano

Wednesday, September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Photographer Pablo Delano will discuss his new book, Hartford Seen, the culmination of his project documenting the state’s capital city.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week we take a look at a real-life account of a WWII “Rosie the Riveter.”

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Family Grab-and-Go Bags: Help on the Home Front

Saturday, October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Discover how people all across America manufactured, farmed, and conserved in support of the war effort by exploring “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy,” an exhibit from The National World War II Museum, and “Fighting on the Home Front: Propaganda Posters from WWII,” an exhibit from the Detroit Historical Society. Then, make your own toy airplane!

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Homeschool Day Workshop: Tools Tell a Story

Wednesday, October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

In response to COVID-19, the CHS will be offering a new way to experience Homeschool Day! Included in registration, is a pre-packaged lesson which contains any necessary supplies, and an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers. This workshop is designed for children ages 5-7.

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Thursday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Join us via Zoom to learn about the tales of witchcraft and dark magic that haunted some veteran’s memories of the Revolutionary War.

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Homeschool Day: Recipe for Success

Wednesday, October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

In response to COVID-19, the CHS will be offering a new way to experience Homeschool Day! Included in registration, is a pre-packaged lesson which contains any necessary supplies, and an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers. This workshop is designed for children ages 8-11.

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Homeschool Day Workshop: Changing Roles

Wednesday, October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

In response to COVID-19, the CHS will be offering a new way to experience Homeschool Day! Included in registration, is a pre-packaged lesson which contains any necessary supplies, and an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers. This workshop is designed for children ages 12+.

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Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America

Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Sam Colt is a Connecticut legend. Join us tonight to learn about an important new book that assesses his life and legacy, praised by the Washington Post as overflowing with “relentless ambition, energy, entrepreneurship, ingenuity and wealth, and with deceit, fraud, jingoism and murder.”

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Speak Up Live: Struggle and Survival

Saturday, October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Join us from home to hear storytellers from around the world tell true stories about lived experiences around the theme of  “Stuggle and Survival”, led by 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks.

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Speak Up Live: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Saturday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Join us from home to hear storytellers from around the world tell true stories about lived experiences around the theme of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” led by 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks.

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