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

Saturday, October 21 @ 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: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! 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: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! 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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Exhibit Tour: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf

Saturday, October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Come and get the history scared out of you! 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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East Meets West in Relief Printmaking: A Comparison of Eastern and Western Style Woodcut

Thursday, October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Accomplished artists, Margot Rocklen, Shirley Bernstein, and Yuemei Zhang, will discuss and compare the history and characteristics of prints created in the traditional relief styles of Europe and Asia.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

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: Inked Imagination

Saturday, November 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Create and (re)create at Free First Saturday! Join us as we get hands-on with the art of printmaking. Kids and their families can try out different printmaking techniques at various stations led by artists and printmakers from the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England. Stamp, paint, cut, and design to make your own collection of prints to take home!

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Exhibit Opening Reception: That’s Weird

Thursday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception of That’s Weird.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

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

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 28th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists from the West End, and members of the Sewing Circle Project.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Sunday, November 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 28th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists from the West End, and members of the Sewing Circle Project.

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Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England – An evening with author and professor of history, Jean M. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

Drawing on more than six hundred local histories from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, Dr. O’Brien explores how these narratives inculcated the myth of Indian extinction, a myth that has stubbornly remained in the American consciousness.

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Fashion & Textile Council Annual Lecture: The Anatomy of an 18th-Century Gown

Thursday, November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Hallie Larkin and Stephanie Smith will trace the construction of 18th-century gowns using examples from the CHS collection.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 18 @ 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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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Come browse through the CHS’s 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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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Come browse through the CHS’s 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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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

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

Saturday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Come browse through the CHS’s 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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

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

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

Celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! Poppers (or “crackers”) were first invented by a London pastry chef in the 1840s, and since then have become timeless favorites. Make a personalized popper to use as a gift, holiday party favor, or New Year’s Eve noisemaker. We’ll also have a variety of craft supplies available for families to create their own one-of-a-kind holiday cards.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: That’s Weird

Saturday, December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up–enjoy storytellers sharing their lived experiences around the theme of “That’s Weird.” Galleries open before the show.

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Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic

Thursday, December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Shira Lurie, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Virginia.

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Winter Vacation Program: Cocoa, Crafts, and Connecticut Story Hour

Thursday, December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for an afternoon of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a book by a Connecticut children’s author. On Thursday we’ll read Connecticut native Tomie dePaola’s beloved classic Strega Nona. After the story, create your own colorful pasta art to take home.

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Winter Vacation Program: Cocoa, Crafts, and Connecticut Story Hour

Friday, December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for an afternoon of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a book by a Connecticut children’s author. On Friday we’ll explore Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. After the story, make your own “wild things” mask and join us for a wild rumpus.

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

February 17, 2018 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

March 17, 2018 @ 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.

Find out more »