Upcoming Events

Who Are the Constitution-Makers?

Wednesday, September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us to learn about how constitutions get made with UCONN School of Law Professor Richard S. Kay. This is the inaugural event in our lecture series, “The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits.”

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Skinner’s Important Jewelry Consignment Day

Wednesday, October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm |

Meet with Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Department staff for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Fine Jewelry. Space is limited and appointments are required!

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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, October 6 @ 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: Sgt. Stubby and Hero Hounds

Saturday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Join us as we learn about Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog of World War I, and other animal heroes from Connecticut! See the new feature film “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” and make a craft to take home!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Bus Trip to Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm |

**We’re sorry, but this event has sold out!** Join CHS’s Fashion and Textile Council members for a day trip to the gorgeous historic home of artist (and Hartford native) Frederic Church.

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Law and Religion in Connecticut: From Theocracy to Tolerance

Wednesday, October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

Join us to learn how Connecticut was once a religious theocracy with UCONN School of Law Professor Mark Weston Janis. This is the second event in our lecture series, “The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits.”

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Smithsonian Affiliate Event: History Wrapped Up In A Cape

Thursday, October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Our guest speaker, Mallory Warner of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will present the stories of four women who served as military medical staff during World War One.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

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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!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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The Debates at the 1818 Constitutional Convention and Their Relevance Today

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

Attorney Wesley Horton will discuss how framers of the 1818 Constitution grappled with the issue of individual rights This is the final event in our lecture series, “The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits.”

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Liverpool, Slavery, and the Atlantic Cotton Frontier 1763-1833

Thursday, November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Alexey Krichtal, a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) scholar who is researching how the cotton trade affected mariners, merchants, and enslaved people throughout the Atlantic world.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 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 December 1, 2018

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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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Family Program: Remembering Armistice Day

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

Join us on Free First Saturday as we remember those who served in World War I and those serving in the armed forces today. Kids and families can create a unique poppy pin, and make a card or postcard to send to military service members from Connecticut who are deployed around the world.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Saturday, November 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 29th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature over a dozen artists from the West End and members of the Sewing Circle Project. Each artist will be present to offer their artwork for exhibit and sale during the two-day event. This is the sixth year CHS has participated in the annual event that celebrates the vibrant local arts scene in Hartford. The CHS will offer free admission to…

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Sunday, November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 29th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature over a dozen artists from the West End and members of the Sewing Circle Project. Each artist will be present to offer their artwork for exhibit and sale during the two-day event. This is the sixth year CHS has participated in the annual event that celebrates the vibrant local arts scene in Hartford. The CHS will offer free admission to…

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Money, Beauty, Power: the Transformation of Taste in Gilded Age America

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

Ulysses Grant Dietz (Chief Curator Emeritus of The Newark Museum) will explore the changing tastes of Gilded Age America in our Decorative Arts Council Annual Lecture.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 17 @ 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 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 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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G. Fox is gone, but here at the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ve preserved an amazing collection of G. Fox memorabilia. Join one of our Behind-the-Scenes tours to see it all. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!

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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but here at the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ve preserved an amazing collection of G. Fox memorabilia. Join one of our Behind-the-Scenes tours to see it all. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!

Find out more »

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Find out more »
g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but here at the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ve preserved an amazing collection of G. Fox memorabilia. Join one of our Behind-the-Scenes tours to see it all. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!

Find out more »

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

Find out more »

Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 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 December 1, 2018

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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 Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Speak Up at CHS: Patios, Pools and the American Backyard

Saturday, December 1 @ 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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Washington And Rochambeau in Connecticut

Thursday, December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us for a midday talk about the journey of American and French troops through Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee and dessert!

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Alexander Hamilton and “Fake News”

Monday, December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, “Alexander Hamilton!,”, and to learn about how our founding fathers grappled with the problem of “fake news”.

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

January 19, 2019 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

February 2, 2019 @ 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.

Find out more »