Upcoming Events

Outdoor Concert Series: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance

Thursday, June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free outdoor concert of Irish music and dancing on the CHS lawn.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 23 @ 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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Immigrants and Migrants During WWI: Starting New in the Nutmeg State

Thursday, June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us for a lively panel discussion about the experiences of three distinct groups of people as they built new lives in CT during WWI.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

Saturday, July 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Family Activity Sheets will be available for kids and their families to use as they explore the exhibits. 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, July 7 @ 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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 14 @ 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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Family Meet-Up at Auerfarm: Grown in Connecticut

Saturday, July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Meet us at Auerfarm in Bloomfield, CT and spend the afternoon on the farm! Learn how local farms produce food, visit the animal friends, and take a hayride tour of the farm.

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Decorative Arts Council Lecture: Seventeenth-Century William and Mary Furniture: A Brave New World

Wednesday, July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

How did English craftsmen adapt to New World conditions in 17th-century New England? Guest speaker Nancy Carlisle of Historic New England will share her expertise.

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Outdoor Concert Series: Rancho Folclórico do Clube Português de Hartford

Thursday, July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free outdoor concert of Portuguese music and dancing on the CHS lawn.

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World War I Living History Day

Saturday, July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm |

Kids, adults and families are invited to come learn about the life of a WWI soldier with the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living History Group, who use artifacts and reproductions to bring history to life.

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The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Saturday, July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Did you know that the 1918 flu killed more people in a year than the Black Death did in a century? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, documents, and more and discuss how the flu affected Connecticut and what lessons we can learn from it today.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

Monday, July 30 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm |

Join 34-time Moth StorySLAM champion and four-time GrandSLAM champion storyteller Matthew Dicks for a week of storytelling instruction, culminating in a showcase performance where you can perform your story and show off your skills to a live audience.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Outdoor Concert Series: Bomba Ashe

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free outdoor concert of Puerto Rican bomba and plena music and dancing on the CHS lawn.

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“YOU MUST GO HOME CLEAN!”: Venereal Disease And the War

Saturday, August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

One observer noted during WWI that sexually transmitted diseases caused the U.S. Army more anxiety than German bayonets. Why? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, pamphlets and even film from this period to learn about the campaign to keep the U.S. Army “the cleanest in the world.”

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights at G. Fox & Co. Department Store

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

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Traci Parker, NERFC fellow, about the racial integration of sales and clerical work at G. Fox during and after the Second World War.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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“No Votes, Thank You”: Connecticut’s Anti-Suffrage Movement

Saturday, September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Did you know that thousands of CT women in the 1910s fought tooth-and-nail against woman suffrage? Why? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from this period to understand one of the most controversial social topics of the WWI era.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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