Upcoming Events

Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations.

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Competition

Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Great local storytellers share stories about competition. Don’t miss this return engagement for Speak Up at CHS! Tickets may be purchased online until 5:00 pm the day of the show, and then they are available at the door beginning at 6:45 pm. Galleries are open for free from 7:00-8:00 pm before the show.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until March 4, 2017

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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: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America at CHS! Join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss book The Lorax at 10:45 and 11:45. After the story, make your own Dr. Seuss-inspired invention to take home.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations.

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Panel Discussion: Women in STEM

Wednesday, March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about innovative programs encouraging girls and STEM, and listen to advice from women who have broken barriers in STEM careers.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

Saturday, March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: All-day Beginning Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, March 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Speak Up co-founder and 26-time Moth StorySLAM winner and four time 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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Meet Up: Tour the Nautilus and the Submarine Force Museum

Saturday, March 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm |

Tour the Submarine Force Museum and go aboard the submarine USS Nautilus on a special group experience.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

Saturday, March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations.

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Decorative Arts Council Reception for the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

Friday, March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite Decorative Arts Council members, CHS members, and special guests to join us for a reception to kick off the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show.

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Exhibit Opening Reception: Sisu and Creativity: Finnish Cultural Heritage in Connecticut

Friday, March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Sisu and Creativity: Finnish Cultural Heritage in Connecticut.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion

Saturday, March 25 @ 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

Saturday, March 25 @ 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 Connecticut Innovates!

Saturday, March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations.

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Fashion & Textile Council Lecture: Killer Heels: The Art and History of the High Heeled Shoe

Thursday, March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Lisa Small, Curator of the Brooklyn Museum, explores the history of high heeled shoes, fashion’s most provocative accessory.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, April 1 @ 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: Springtime Crafts From Around the World

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

Celebrate April with a Saturday of traditional Finnish kid-friendly crafts. Inspired by the CHS exhibit Sisu and Creativity: Finnish Cultural Heritage in Connecticut, kids can try sewing birch bark and weaving with paper to make a beautiful traditional craft to take home!

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, April 29 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

Monday, July 31 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 4 @ 4:00 pm |

Join 27-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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