Upcoming Events

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018


Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Every Saturday from November 18 – April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 5 @ 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: Sailors, Ships, and Sperm Whales

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

Ahoy mateys! Step aboard the CHS and learn about Connecticut’s maritime history! See what it was like to be an 18th-century sailor and try your hand at knot tying. Learn about Connecticut’s whaling history and make kid-friendly “scrimshaw” using scratch art.

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The Slave’s Cause: A New History of the Abolition Movement

Thursday, May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us at CHS to hear distinguished scholar Manisha Sinha discuss her book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.

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Decorative Arts Study Day: Shaker Artifacts

Saturday, May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm |

An in-depth study day focusing on items in our new exhibit on Shaker artifacts, led by co-curator M. Stephen Miller.

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Annual Members’ Meeting

Monday, May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm |

We invite all CHS members to join us for the Connecticut Historical Society Annual Members’ Meeting to hear about the achievements of the past year.

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Exhibit Opening Reception: Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Monday, May 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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

Saturday, June 9 @ 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 Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Conflict

Saturday, June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences around the theme of “Conflict”. Galleries open before the show.

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Bus Trip to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm |

Join members of the CHS Decorative Arts Council on a special bus trip to the Peabody Essex Museum.

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credit: Historic New England

Fashion and Textile Council Annual Lecture: The Glittering Past: A Brief But Dazzling Look At New England’s Historic Jewelry

Wednesday, June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Spanning nearly 400 years, this illustrated talk and hands-on workshop will take visitors on a tour of Historic New England’s jewelry collection.

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Decorative Arts Council Lecture: Seventeenth-Century William and Mary Furniture: A Brave New World

Wednesday, July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

How did English craftsmen adapt to New World conditions in 17th-century New England? Guest speaker Nancy Carlisle of Historic New England will share her expertise.

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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

Monday, July 30 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm |

Join 34-time Moth StorySLAM champion and four-time GrandSLAM champion storyteller Matthew Dicks for a week of storytelling instruction, culminating in a showcase performance where you can perform your story and show off your skills to a live audience.

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