Upcoming Events

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, August 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 8 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 6, 2016
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Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Families can explore the Growing Up in Connecticut exhibit with a family activity guide. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks

Saturday, August 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Speak Up Founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion Matt Dicks shares his secrets for telling a great story on stage or around your dinner table. This advanced workshop allows you to craft your own story and tell it to the workshop.

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Family Program: Slinkies, Silly Putty, and More!

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

Join us on the lawn for all your favorite childhood games! Try out classic toys and games enjoyed by kids of yesterday and today, from hopscotch to hula hoops. Inside, make your own ball of silly putty to take home.

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Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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CCHAP exhibit opening

Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities: Opening Reception

Thursday, August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Please join us at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza for the opening reception of “Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities.” Please note that this event is not going to be held at the CHS, but One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor.

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CHS Building Exterior Side

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

This special tour highlights features of the 1928 Veeder house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public.

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CHS Building Exterior Side

Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

Saturday, August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

This special tour highlights features of the 1928 Veeder house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public.

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growingup4

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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history-detectives-glass

August Adventures: History Detectives Week 1

Monday, August 15 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 19 @ 12:00 pm |

Calling all detectives! Grab your magnifying glass and help us solve some of Connecticut’s history mysteries. This program is designed for children ages 7-12.

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August Adventures: Time Travelers Week 1

Tuesday, August 16 @ 9:00 am - Thursday, August 18 @ 12:00 pm |

Explore life in colonial Connecticut! Join us as we learn about life long ago through games, crafts, and gallery activities. This program is designed for children ages 5-6.

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BFA Roosevelt

“Why did Eleanor Roosevelt visit Beatrice Fox Auerbach at Auerfarm?”: A Presentation by Historian Tracey Wilson

Tuesday, August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

This presentation by West Hartford Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson explores the friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and G. Fox C.E.O Beatrice Fox Auerbach, and is co-sponsored by the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society.

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Opening Reception for Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

Thursday, August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception of Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.

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hartford steel symphony

Outdoor Concert Series: Hartford Steel Symphony

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

CHS and CCHAP present Hartford Steel Symphony, the area’s premier Caribbean steel band who play widely across Connecticut and are headliners at the annual Taste of the Caribbean and West Indian Independence Day Parade and Festival.

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Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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August Adventures: History Detectives Week 2

Monday, August 22 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 26 @ 12:00 pm |

It’s time to be a scientist! Discover how technology has changed over hundreds of years of Connecticut history, and create and test your own inventions. This program is designed for children ages 7-12.

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time-travelers-partners

August Adventures: Time Travelers Week 2

Tuesday, August 23 @ 9:00 am - Thursday, August 25 @ 12:00 pm |

Travel back in time and see what life was like for kids growing up in Connecticut in the past two hundred years. This program is designed for children ages 5-6.

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Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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Family Program: Growing with Grandparents

Saturday, September 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Celebrate Grandparents Day at CHS! Discover a new hobby and be creative with your grandma, grandpa, or special person. Grandparents and kids will each design garden pots to give to each other, then pick a pair of seeds to plant together.

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Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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moms night out

Moms’ Night Out: Color Our Collections

Thursday, September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

The kids are back in school, so it is time for the moms to relax. Enjoy a glass of wine and kick back with colored pencils and beautiful museum-inspired coloring pages.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: All-Day Beginning Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks

Saturday, September 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

27-time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion Matt Dicks shares his secrets for telling a great story on stage or around your dinner table.

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growingup4

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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growingup4

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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civil rights panel

Generations of Struggle: Connecticut and Civil Rights

Thursday, September 22 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm |

Join us for a cross-generational conversation about growing up during the Civil Rights era and today.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors

Saturday, September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. 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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revolution bts

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tories, Spies, and Traitors

Saturday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. 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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growingup4

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Coming Home

Saturday, September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Great local storytellers share stories about coming home. Don’t miss this return engagement for Speak Up at CHS!

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Yale dec arts trip

Day Trip to the Furniture Study of the Yale University Art Gallery with Curator-led Tour

Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Join members of the CHS Decorative Arts Council on a special bus trip to the Furniture Study of the Yale University Art Gallery.

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Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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growingup4

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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growingup4

Exhibit Tours & Conversations

Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 15, 2016
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Join us for a guided tour and conversation about shared memories of Growing Up in Connecticut.

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bts creepy

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 22 @ 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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bts creepy

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

Saturday, October 22 @ 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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bts mustache

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Movember Mustache Tour

Saturday, November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Men in Connecticut have been manscaping for centuries—come see the evidence of facial hair fashion captured in paint, photography, and even wood in our collections. Learn more about what your beard said about you in days past and how ideas about masculinity were written on men’s faces. 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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bts mustache

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Movember Mustache Tour

Saturday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Men in Connecticut have been manscaping for centuries—come see the evidence of facial hair fashion captured in paint, photography, and even wood in our collections. Learn more about what your beard said about you in days past and how ideas about masculinity were written on men’s faces. 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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A sneak peek into third floor furniture storage just leaves you wanting more.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

Saturday, December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

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A sneak peek into third floor furniture storage just leaves you wanting more.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Treasures from the CHS Collection

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

An all-access pass to CHS treasures not currently on display. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.

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