Upcoming Events

Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Free for members, free with admission for non-members. Please note that this tour will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Support for American Sign Language interpreter services for exhibition-related programming is provided by Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.  

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Skulls, Selves, and Showmanship: Itinerant Phrenologists in Nineteenth-Century America

Tuesday, December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with visiting scholar Kathrinne Duffy, doctoral candidate at Brown University.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, December 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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

January 6, 2018 @ 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: Join the Circus

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

For one day only, join us for an extraordinary experience as we invite kids and their families to join the circus for the day! Choose a funny costume, then try out different circus acts like juggling, balancing, plate spinning, and more! Perform fantastic feats and astounding acts that will amaze and mystify your family!

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

January 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Collecting the Weird: Curator’s Panel

January 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a….ham? Join us as CHS Chief Curator Ilene Frank moderates a discussion with museum staff from around the state about some curious, quirky, and rare objects that help tell our state’s story.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

January 27, 2018 @ 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

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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

February 3, 2018 @ 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: Valentines for Kids

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, come to CHS to create old-fashioned, hand-made Valentines! Get inspired by Valentines from long ago, then use your creativity to make Valentine cards to give to your friends and family.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

February 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Black History Beyond the Amistad at CHS

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

This behind-the-scenes tour of our collections spaces will highlight items that tell the story of black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

February 17, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

February 24, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

March 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. 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: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

We’ll share the story of fashion in Connecticut with everything from wedding dresses to corsets, but we’ll also explore how women worked to secure their health, freedom, and political participation, a story that shouldn’t be eclipsed by what they wore. 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 Tours of That’s Weird

March 10, 2018 @ 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

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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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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.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

March 17, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

March 24, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

March 31, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 14, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 21, 2018 @ 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

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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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

April 28, 2018 @ 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

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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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