Upcoming Events

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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Free First Saturday

Saturday, June 2 @ 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: Victory Vegetables

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

Join us for the first family program of our new exhibit, Facing War: Connecticut in World War I. Decorate a mason jar and plant a vegetable to take home! This event will also kick off our CHS Victory Garden, so check out our backyard garden and learn more about this exciting summer program!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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CT Open House Day

Saturday, June 9 |

The Connecticut Office of Tourism is sponsoring the 14th annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 9th. The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism. A great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in our state. We hope that once Connecticut residents learn about the wealth of treasures in our own backyard, they will share their newly gained appreciation and enthusiasm with visiting family and friends and…

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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Behind-the-Exhibits Tour: The Making of Facing War

Tuesday, June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

No exhibit can tell every story! Exhibitions staff will walk visitors through Facing War, revealing what goes into creating an exhibition and what got left on the cutting room floor.

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Outdoor Concert Series: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance

Thursday, June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free outdoor concert of Irish music and dancing on the CHS lawn.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Immigrants and Migrants During WWI: Starting New in the Nutmeg State

Thursday, June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us for a lively panel discussion about the experiences of three distinct groups of people as they built new lives in CT during WWI.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every Saturday, join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the highlights of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, July 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Family Activity Sheets will be available for kids and their families to use as they explore the exhibits. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Saturday, July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Did you know that the 1918 flu killed more people in a year than the Black Death did in a century? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, documents, and more and discuss how the flu affected CT and what lessons we can learn from it today.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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“YOU MUST GO HOME CLEAN!”: Venereal Disease And the War

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

One observer noted during WWI that sexually transmitted diseases caused the US Army more anxiety than German bayonets. Why? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, pamphlets and even film from this period to learn about the campaign to keep the US Army “the cleanest in the world”.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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“No Votes, Thank You”: Connecticut’s Anti-Suffrage Movement

Saturday, September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Did you know that thousands of CT women in the 1910s fought tooth-and-nail against woman suffrage? Why? Join us in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from this period to understand one of the most controversial social topics of the WWI era.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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