Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, February 23 @ 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 “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 2 @ 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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Family Program: Silly Saturday with Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America at CHS! Join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss book, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. After the story, make your own Dr. Seuss-inspired silhouette.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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

Saturday, March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

*We’re sorry, but the 11:00 am tour has sold out!* 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

Saturday, March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

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

Saturday, March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, this event is sold out! ** 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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The Heathenish and Absurd Idea of Manifest Destiny: Connecticut’s Critique of Manifest Destiny, 1848-1871

Thursday, March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring a lunch and learn about the many Connecticans who opposed America’s continental expansion in the 1800s!

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Exhibition Opening Reception: New Collections at CHS

Friday, March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for New Collections at CHS.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Member’s Reception and Sneak Peek: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Tuesday, March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group is for you! Join us to discuss a work by CT author Ann Petry over coffee and treats.

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Family Program: Create Art, Create History

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

Calling all artists! All ages and artistic abilities are welcome to join us for First Free Saturday. Learn about a Hartford-born African-American artist, then create your own original masterpiece!

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Vacation Program: Busy Parents Short Story Club

Wednesday, April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

If you’ve been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment and childcare, this group is for you! Adults will get to discuss short works of literature, while CHS staff leads your kids in crafts and stories of their own. Treats for everyone will be served!

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Vacation Program: Pictures from the Past

Friday, April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Lights, camera, history! Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to the Connecticut Historical Society and create your own daguerreotype.

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Vacation Program: Pictures from the Past

Friday, April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Lights, camera, history! Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to the Connecticut Historical Society and create your own daguerreotype.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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A Meaningful Subjection: Coercive Inequality and Indigenous Political Economy in the Colonial Northeast

Thursday, April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring your lunch and learn about the relationship between Native Americans and European colonists from visiting scholar Peter Olsen-Harbich.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: Put Me In Coach: Stories of Athletic Endeavors

Saturday, April 27 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-Founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, May 4 @ 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 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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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, May 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

** This event is 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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Speak Up at CHS: Master Class with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, June 1 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

Monday, July 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Join 38-time Moth StorySLAM champion and internationally best-selling author Matthew Dicks for a week of storytelling instruction (and an opportunity to perform!).

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