Upcoming Events

Bootlegger’s Bash: Raise a Glass to Prohibition!

Friday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with music, dancing, and, of course — booze!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

**SOLD OUT!** How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

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

**SOLD OUT** How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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New England’s Early Quilts and Quilters

Wednesday, January 22 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us as Lynne Z. Bassett, guest curator of Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts, offers an overview of New England quilting. You’ll learn about the women who made quilts, the labor involved in creating them, and the way that romantic nostalgia about quilt-making has affected our understanding of these women’s lives.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

***SOLD OUT!*** How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, February 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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, February 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

*Rescheduled from Jan. 25* Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks offers a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop for beginners.

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Family Program: Quilted with Love

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the CHS by creating your own teddy bear “quilt” and special valentine cards!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Bob Steele on the Radio

Thursday, February 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about Bob Steele’s journey from boxer to Connecticut radio legend!

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

Saturday, February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got you covered.

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

Saturday, February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got you covered.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Skinner’s Important Jewelry Consignment Day

Wednesday, February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm |

The CHS will host Skinner for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment.

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Vacation Program: Connect the Clues!

Saturday, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Are you a true history detective? Join us on this fun-filled history quest! Using only a map as your guide, solve riddles and explore the museum in search of clues to uncover the unique stories of Connecticut’s past.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, February 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

*** We’re sorry, this event is sold out! *** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks offers a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

Wednesday, March 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us for a talk with Dr. Richard Bell, the author of Stolen, a new book that tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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

Saturday, March 7 @ 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 to help you refine your advanced storytelling skills.

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Family Program: Silly Saturday with Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Help the CHS celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America! Enjoy special readings of Dr. Seuss’s book “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!” and create your own wacky craft!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

**SOLD OUT** Come to the CHS to see our 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Come to the CHS to see our 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Come to the CHS to see our 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Brown Bag Lunch: A Man and His Maps

Thursday, March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us to learn about map-making in the days before GPS and Google. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk!

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The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers

Friday, March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

What value does the “stuff about the stuff” — the notes, receipts, pictures, and clippings accumulated by antiques collectors over the years — have for today’s collectors? Why should they be saved? Find out from Maine Antiques Digest’s Jeanne Schinto.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks

Saturday, March 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks offers a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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: Earth Day Extravaganza

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

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by joining the CHS for a fun-filled extravaganza! Explore the importance of our planet through earth-friendly crafts, nature-themed games, and much more!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Tories, Spies, and Traitors in Revolutionary Connecticut

Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

A diary signed “Nathan Hale”. A felt hat scarred by bullet holes. A scarlet uniform coat with gleaming buttons. Come behind-the-scenes to see objects that tell the stories of Connecticans who lived through the American Revolution.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Tories, Spies, and Traitors in Revolutionary Connecticut

Saturday, April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

A diary signed “Nathan Hale”. A felt hat scarred by bullet holes. A scarlet uniform coat with gleaming buttons. Come behind-the-scenes to see objects that tell the stories of Connecticans who lived through the American Revolution.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Tories, Spies, and Traitors in Revolutionary Connecticut

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

A diary signed “Nathan Hale”. A felt hat scarred by bullet holes. A scarlet uniform coat with gleaming buttons. Come behind-the-scenes to see objects that tell the stories of Connecticans who lived through the American Revolution.

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Lies, Propaganda, Spin, or Self-Deception: The Diverse Shades of Persuasive Cartography

Sunday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Learn about the many ways that maps can deceive from Mark Monmonier, author of “How To Lie With Maps”.

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American Silk: From Sericulture to Status Symbol

Wednesday, April 29 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about the rise and fall of silk manufacturing in America with guest speaker Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

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 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

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 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, June 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 Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Teen Angst

Saturday, June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences. Museum galleries open from 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm!

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, August 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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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