Upcoming Events

Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 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 December 4, 2021

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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: Holiday Poppers and Traditions

Saturday, December 4 @ 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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Guided Tour of “Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health”

Saturday, December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Take a staff-led tour of our newest exhibition.

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Speak Up Live Storytelling

Saturday, December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Join us from home to hear storytellers from around the world tell true stories about lived experiences around the theme “Mental Health,” led by 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks.

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Lunch and Learn: Accounting for Labor in Colonial Connecticut

Tuesday, December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Please join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Caylin Carbonell. Dr. Carbonell is a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) fellow who conducted research at the CHS this past summer.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

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

***We’re sorry, this tour is sold out.*** Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswomen Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

***We’re sorry, this tour is sold out.*** Take a tour of the museum’s collections spaces while you learn more about pioneering businesswomen Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her iconic department store.

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Asian American Poets and Community Dialogue: Srinivas Mandavilli

Saturday, December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us for a unique series of poetry readings and community dialogues! The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UConn and the Connecticut Historical Society, along with Make Us Visible CT, invite you to listen to Connecticut’s Asian American poets and explore personal stories and local histories. The third event in the series features Srinivas Mandavilli, and you can register for FREE tickets here. Srinivas Mandavilli, who was born in India, is a Senior Attending Pathologist at Hartford Hospital in Hartford,…

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

Saturday, December 18 @ 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 December 19, 2021

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Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Families will have the opportunity to card wool, “work” in a textile factory, and more!

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Family Program: Cocoa and Crafts

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

Curl up with some hot cocoa at the CHS! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot chocolate, and readings of Anna Llenas’ “The Color Monster.” After the story, make your own felt monster to take home!

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Family Program: Cocoa and Crafts

Wednesday, December 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Curl up with some hot cocoa at the CHS! Join us for a morning of hot chocolate, crafts, and readings of Stella Blackstone’s “Bear at Work”. After the story, make a toy bear of your own and design it a special work uniform!

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

January 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

New day and time! Join us the first Wednesday of every month for conversation about a short story.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: From Hoopskirts to Flappers

January 8, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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Take a peek at our Costume and Textile Collection to see the dramatic changes in women’s clothing from the Civil War to the Roaring ’20s!

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Behind the Scenes Tour: From Hoopskirts to Flappers

January 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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Take a peek at our Costume and Textile Collection to see the dramatic changes in women’s clothing from the Civil War to the Roaring ’20s!

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A Paramedic’s Dispatches From the Front Line of the Opioid Epidemic

January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us for a book talk with Hartford paramedic Peter Canning, author of Killing Season: A Paramedic’s Dispatches From the Front Line of the Opioid Epidemic.

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