Upcoming Events

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection: “The New Englander” by Sherwood Anderson, a tale of regionalism and repression.

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How the Negro Leagues Changed the Game….and America Too!

Thursday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Join CHS and our guest Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, to learn about baseball and civil rights.

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Trivia Night with the CHS: Spring Fever Edition

Saturday, April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm |

Calling all trivia fans! Match your knowledge against others, with prizes and bragging rights on the line! This evening’s theme is “Spring Fever.”

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Homeschool Day Workshop: Learning the Landscape

Wednesday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am |

Traverse Connecticut’s one-of-a-kind landscape! Included in registration, is a pre-packaged lesson which contains any necessary supplies, and an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers. This workshop is recommended for children ages 5-8.

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Homeschool Day Workshop: Innovative Industry

Wednesday, April 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am |

Investigate life during the Industrial Revolution! Included in registration, is a pre-packaged lesson which contains any necessary supplies, and an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive online workshop with other homeschoolers. This workshop is recommended for children ages 9-12.

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Family Grab and Go Bags: Notable Nutmeggers

Saturday, May 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Explore stories of Connecticut people with a FREE Family Grab and Go Bag, available for one day only! Then, pick your own “person of the year” and draw their portrait – ALL necessary materials included!

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Lunch and Learn: Good Trouble: Learning From Those Who Fought For Justice

Tuesday, May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us as Hartford’s own, Steve Thornton, shares local stories from his recently published book, Good Trouble: A Shoeleather History of Nonviolent Direct Action. 

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Wednesday, May 5 |

What chores do you do at home? How are they different from the chores kids used to do during colonial times? Look closely at some of the objects on display in the Making Connecticut exhibit to explore how colonial kids helped out around the house.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection is “A Vacuum is a Space Entirely Devoid of Matter,” by Sherman Alexie.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: True Crime in the Museum

Friday, May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Forgeries, theft, arson, and murder. In this presentation, we’ll show you items from our collection that tell the stories of long-ago crime and punishment.

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A Year in Review: CHS Annual Members’ Meeting

Monday, May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm |

Join us virtually Monday, May 17 at 5:30 pm for the CHS’s Annual Members’ Meeting, where we will update you on the work of the CHS in 2020.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us this week to discuss “Checking Out,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Conversations with Connecticut Freedom Workers

Thursday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Please join us as four Connecticut Freedom Workers share their varied experiences as activists during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, June 2 |

Have you ever gone to a backyard barbecue? Or played lawn games with friends? As summer approaches, get ready for outdoor fun by exploring how backyards have served as a place for family, friends, and fun throughout history and today.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week, we’re reading song lyrics by Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Something Old, Something New

Friday, June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

The white wedding dress is traditional, but how far back does that tradition go? Using examples from our collection, this presentation will show the evolution of women’s wedding attire from the 18th century to the 20th.

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Family Grab and Go Bags: Construction Creations

Saturday, June 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Complete a construction challenge with a FREE Family Grab and Grab Go Bag, available one day only! Explore Hartford architecture through the drawings of Connecticut artist Richard Welling. Then, build your own unique structure – ALL necessary materials included!

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week’s selection is “On The Street Where You Live” by Yiyun Li.

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Through close-looking and hands-on activities, explore how clothing was made and how fashion has changed throughout history. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Grab and Go Bags: Made in Connecticut

Saturday, July 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Explore popular toys made in Connecticut with a FREE Family Grab and Go Bag, available for one day only! Learn about Silly Putty, the Wiffle Ball, Legos, and more! Then, use your imagination to create fun shapes with Silly Putty and design your own Frisbee – ALL necessary materials included!

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Wednesday, July 7 |

Join the CHS in welcoming Kudipuchi dancer Sarada Nori! Explore the cultural and social history of this classical Indian dance form and enjoy a short performance by Sarada. Then, you can learn a few of the basic steps!

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Through close-looking and hands-on activities, explore how clothing was made and how fashion has changed throughout history. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, August 4 |

This glove connects us to a well-known Connecticut legend…do you know which one? Look closely at this object and several other items from the CHS collection to investigate one of Connecticut’s most puzzling tales that has left people curious for decades.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Grab and Go Bags: A Day at the Beach

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

Get ready for the end-of-summer beach days with a FREE family grab and go bag, available one day only! Explore the stories of some of Connecticut’s well-known beaches. Then, revamp your summer wardrobe by decorating your own visor and a pair of sunglasses – ALL necessary materials included!

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until August 21, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Through close-looking and hands-on activities, explore how clothing was made and how fashion has changed throughout history. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Find out more »

Family Program: Picnic and Play

Thursday, August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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Have a picnic lunch on the CHS lawn, get creative with crafts (materials provided), and play complimentary lawn games! Then, head inside to explore the exhibits, enjoying free admission to the galleries for children under 18.

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