Upcoming Events

Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, February 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

*** We’re sorry, this event is sold out! *** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks offers a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

***We’re sorry, this tour is sold out!*** How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In CT

Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

***We’re sorry, this tour is sold out!*** How did the women of CT work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from our collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

Wednesday, March 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us for a talk and book signing with Dr. Richard Bell, the author of Stolen, a new book that tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 at CHS: Master Class

Saturday, March 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop to help you refine your advanced storytelling skills.

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Family Program: Silly Saturday with Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Help the CHS celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America! Enjoy special readings of Dr. Seuss’s book “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!” and create your own wacky craft!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

**SOLD OUT** Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Saturday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

**SOLD OUT** Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brown Bag Lunch: A Man and His Maps

Thursday, March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us to learn about map-making in the days before GPS and Google. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk!

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The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers

Friday, March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

What value does the “stuff about the stuff” — the notes, receipts, pictures, and clippings accumulated by antiques collectors over the years — have for today’s collectors? Why should they be saved? Find out from Maine Antiques Digest’s Jeanne Schinto.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks

Saturday, March 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

** SOLD OUT ** Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks offers a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories

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Quilt Discovery Day

Saturday, March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Join expert Sue Reich for an opportunity to learn more about heirloom quilts. Make an appointment to have a quilt assessed, or come by to observe the process, just like in Antiques Roadshow!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

If a book club seems like too much of a commitment, this group’s for you — join us for coffee, cookies, and a lively discussion about a short story! For this meeting, we’re taking on a classic 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Cowboys and Empire: Colonial Cattle Frontiers in New England

Friday, April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Jared Lucky

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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: Earth Day Extravaganza

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

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by joining the CHS for a fun-filled extravaganza! Explore the importance of our planet through earth-friendly crafts, nature-themed games, and an environmental magic show, performed by Cyril the Sorcerer, from 11:00 – 11:30 am.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Vacation Program: Whale of a State

Tuesday, April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Did you know the Sperm Whale is Connecticut’s state animal? Do you know why? Join the CHS as we explore the answer to this question!

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Vacation Program: Whale of a State

Tuesday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Did you know the Sperm Whale is Connecticut’s state animal? Do you know why? Join the CHS as we explore the answer to this question!

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Vacation Program: Say Cheese!

Thursday, April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

A picture is worth a thousand words. Discover history through the lens of Connecticut photographers! Join the CHS as we take a special look at historic photographs to learn about the lives of people long ago.

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Vacation Program: Say Cheese!

Thursday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

A picture is worth a thousand words. Discover history through the lens of Connecticut photographers! Join the CHS as we take a special look at historic photographs to learn about the lives of people long ago.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Tories, Spies, and Traitors in Revolutionary Connecticut

Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

A diary signed “Nathan Hale”. A felt hat scarred by bullet holes. A scarlet uniform coat with gleaming buttons. Come behind-the-scenes to see objects that tell the stories of Connecticans who lived through the American Revolution.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Tories, Spies, and Traitors in Revolutionary Connecticut

Saturday, April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

A diary signed “Nathan Hale”. A felt hat scarred by bullet holes. A scarlet uniform coat with gleaming buttons. Come behind-the-scenes to see objects that tell the stories of Connecticans who lived through the American Revolution.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Tories, Spies, and Traitors in Revolutionary Connecticut

Saturday, April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

A diary signed “Nathan Hale”. A felt hat scarred by bullet holes. A scarlet uniform coat with gleaming buttons. Come behind-the-scenes to see objects that tell the stories of Connecticans who lived through the American Revolution.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lies, Propaganda, Spin, or Self-Deception: The Diverse Shades of Persuasive Cartography

Sunday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Learn about the many ways that maps can deceive from Mark Monmonier, author of “How To Lie With Maps”.

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American Silk: From Sericulture to Status Symbol

Wednesday, April 29 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about the rise and fall of silk manufacturing in America with guest speaker Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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: May Day

Saturday, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Help the CHS welcome spring with a May Day celebration! Learn about the history of May Day by creating your own May basket, singing around a Maypole, and participating in many more springtime activities!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Something Old, Something New

Saturday, May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

From colonial to modern times, how did Connecticans tie the knot? You’ll go behind the scenes into CHS’s collections storage areas to look at clothing, photographs, and other artifacts that document 300-plus years of wedding customs and traditions.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free First Saturday

Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up at CHS: Teen Angst

Saturday, June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences. Museum galleries open from 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm!

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

Saturday, June 13 @ 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

Saturday, June 13 @ 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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Speak Up Boot Camp

Monday, July 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Join Speak Up founder, 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion, 6-time GrandSLAM champion, and best-selling author 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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, August 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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