Upcoming Events

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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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, October 1 @ 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 December 3, 2016
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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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rockin art

Family Program: Rockin’ Art

Saturday, October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Express yourself through music-inspired art! Design and create a CD art piece that’s all about you to personalize your room. Then, check out retro musical objects featured in the Growing Up in Connecticut exhibit.

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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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Voices of Wisdom: Growing Up in Connecticut

Thursday, October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

To coincide with the CHS exhibit Growing Up in Connecticut, the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program presents an evening of conversation on this topic with several speakers from a diverse range of Connecticut communities.

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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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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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faces of the revolution

Hands-On History Workshop: Faces of the Revolution

Saturday, October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

Discover the stories of real men and women who experienced the tumultuous American Revolution. In this workshop for tweens and teens, we’ll uncover the story of different Connecticut people as we investigate the letters and artifacts they left behind, and trace their steps through the colonies’ war for independence.

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Clean Safe Water in Connecticut: Challenges and Realities in a Complex World

Tuesday, November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm |

Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy will share his insight into the challenges and opportunities Connecticut faces in maintaining access to clean, safe water for all of its citizens. This presentation is made possible by the Garden Club of Hartford.

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shoe-lecture

Fashion & Textile Council Annual Lecture: Shoe or Sculpture? Extreme 21st -Century Footwear

Thursday, November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Colleen Hill, Associate Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, examines avant-garde and artistic shoe designs of the 21st century.

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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 5 @ 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 December 3, 2016
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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: Inventor’s Lab

Saturday, November 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Be a scientist for the day at CHS! Travel from station to station in the auditorium trying out different experiments and science projects. Test out paper airplanes and helicopters, design a water filter, and more!

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

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

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 27th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists from the West End, student artists from Central Connecticut State University, and members of the Sewing Circle Project.

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

Sunday, November 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 27th annual city-wide tour and will feature over a dozen artists from the West End, student artists from Central Connecticut State University, and members of the Sewing Circle Project.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Hands-On History Workshop: Speak Up for Tweens and Teens

Saturday, November 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm |

Take your first steps into storytelling with Speak Up Founder and Moth Champion Matthew Dicks and a special peek behind the scenes at the CHS.

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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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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, December 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 8 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 3, 2016
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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

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

Pop! Celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! Poppers, or crackers, make great gifts, holiday party favors, or New Year’s Eve noisemakers.

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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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