Upcoming Events

Vacation Program: Cocoa & Crafts Story Hour

Friday, December 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a children’s book. On Friday, December 28, escape the winter for a “summer day” indoors, where we’ll read about the amazing adventures that can happen right in your own backyard and make our own mini “gardens.”

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Vacation Program: Cocoa & Crafts Story Hour

Saturday, December 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a children’s book. For fans of the musical Hamilton, come to the museum on Saturday, December 29 for a revolutionary storytime. Learn about the world of Alexander Hamilton and make your own paper tricorn hat!

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Free First Saturday

January 5, 2019 @ 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 March 2, 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: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

January 5, 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.

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Family Program: Summer Backyard “Pool” Party

January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

It’s cold outside, so escape the winter for a day and come warm up at our indoor backyard “pool” party! We’ll have games to play, summer tunes, a kiddie pool to “fish” in, and craft stations to make your own paper sunglasses and sand art.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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The Busy Parent’s Short Story Club

January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

No commitment, but lots of coffee! Bring your little ones to the CHS for this drop-in program. You’ll get to discuss good literature with adults, while our staff lead your kids in crafts and stories of their own.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Exhibition Opening Reception: Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

January 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

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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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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

January 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group’s for you!

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Speak Up Workshop for Tweens and Teens: Who Tells Your Story?

January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm |

Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a storytelling workshop for tweens and teens ages 11-17 that will provide a solid foundation in crafting stories. First, explore our new exhibit Hamilton: His World, His Words, His Hair. Then, start working on generating ideas for stories from your own life experiences and learn how to frame and tell your story in your own words.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Free First Saturday

February 2, 2019 @ 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 March 2, 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: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

February 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**We’re sorry, but this event is now 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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Family Program: Valentines & Love Letters

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Instead of buying your own valentine cards this year, come to the CHS and make your own one-of-a-kind valentines! We’ll supply the glitter and glue (and other supplies), as well as samples of vintage valentines and silly love letters from our collection to use for decoration or inspiration.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

February 9, 2019 @ 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

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

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

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Vacation Program: Hamilton History Adventure

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Follow the life of the 10-dollar founding father at this vacation family program! Make your way around the museum completing different crafts and activities as we explore the big moments of Alexander Hamilton’s life.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Pools, Patios and the American Backyard.”

Find out more »

Free First Saturday

March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 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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Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. 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: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. 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: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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 its memory lives on. 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: Something Old, Something New

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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

May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date 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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