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Spooky Trails and Tall Tales in Connecticut

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Come hear some spooky stories to keep you company on your next hiking trip in Connecticut!

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Exhibit Opening Reception: War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

Thursday, October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception for War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, October 26 @ 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, November 2 @ 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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Día de Muertos: Free Community Events!

Saturday, November 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Are you ready for two days of Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead activities and celebration? On Friday evening November 1 at 6pm, head to the University of Saint Joseph’s Bruyette Athenaeum. On Saturday, November 2, 10am-5pm, come to CHS to experience the sounds and sights of the Day of the Dead.

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Panel Discussion: Choreographer Alwin Nikolais, A Touchstone for Creativity

Thursday, November 7 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm |

Join us to learn about trailblazing choreographer (and Hartford native) Alwin Nikolais, from two of his veteran collaborators.

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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-Founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

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

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

** We’re sorry, this tour is 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, November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, but this tour is 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, November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Images and the Fight for American Women’s Voting Rights

Thursday, November 14 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about the ways that suffragists used images in the fight to win the vote.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 16 @ 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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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Saturday, November 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 30th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Sunday, November 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 30th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Speak Up at CHS: Book Launch Party!

Saturday, November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join bestselling author and storyteller Matthew Dicks for the launch of his latest novel, Twenty-One Truths About Love. There’ll be contests, Q&A, wine, and, of course, storytelling!

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

Saturday, November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, this tour is 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, November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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**We’re sorry, this tour is 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, November 30 @ 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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 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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Family Program: Poppers and Holiday Traditions

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

Join the CHS for our annual popper craft! Make your very own popper to use as a gift, a New Year’s Eve noisemaker, or a holiday party favor!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, December 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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1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962

Tuesday, December 10 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Fashion historian and writer Rebecca C. Tuite tells the story of fashion magazine Vogue during the 1950s, under the leadership of Jessica Daves, who catapulted the magazine into the modern era. A small pop-up exhibit of period clothing from out collection will be on view.

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Laboring Bodies: Dispossessed Women and Sexuality in Colonial New England

Thursday, December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Emily J. Clark

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

Saturday, December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, but this tour is 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, December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

**We’re sorry, this event is 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, December 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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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: Crafty

Saturday, December 14 @ 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, December 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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Vacation Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

Friday, December 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Join us for special readings of Faith Ringgold’s book “Tar Beach” at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. After the story, create an imaginative craft inspired by your own dreams.

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Vacation Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

Saturday, December 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Join us while we explore the story of “Elmer the Patchwork Elephant” by David McKee. There will be readings at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, followed by the chance to create your own patchwork elephant!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

January 4, 2020 @ 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: Charting Your Story: Maps

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Discover the exciting story of mapmaker Bernard Romans! Explore the exhibit “War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution” and then participate in hands-on map making activities and crafts.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

January 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage in CT

January 18, 2020 @ 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

January 18, 2020 @ 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

January 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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New England’s Early Quilts and Quilters

January 22, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us as Lynne Z. Basset, 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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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-Founder Matthew Dicks

January 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

February 1, 2020 @ 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bob Steele on the Radio

February 6, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

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

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

February 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

February 22, 2020 @ 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

February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

March 4, 2020 @ 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

March 7, 2020 @ 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brown Bag Lunch: A Man and His Maps

March 19, 2020 @ 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

March 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

April 4, 2020 @ 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

April 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

April 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

May 2, 2020 @ 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

June 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

July 4, 2020 @ 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 First Saturday

August 1, 2020 @ 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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