Upcoming Events

The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, September 3 @ 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: 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 pm - 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
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, October 1 @ 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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growingup4

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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The Connecticut Historical Society

Free First Saturday

Saturday, November 5 @ 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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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Hands on History: 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.

Find out more »
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
|

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »