Upcoming Events

The Greater Hartford NAACP: The Next 100 Years

Thursday, February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

The Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. What’s next? This panel discussion and pop-up exhibit will consider the past, present and future of the organization.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, February 24 @ 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

Saturday, March 3 @ 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: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day at the CHS! Families are invited to join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham at 10:15, 11:15, or 12:15, where we’ll learn that weird things can surprise us if we give them a try. In the spirit of Sam-I-Am, kids can create wacky colorful “food” of the future.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 3 @ 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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Smithsonian Affiliate Special Event: An Evening With Richard Kurin

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

The CHS is proud to announce a guest lecture by Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large.

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

Saturday, March 10 @ 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 10 @ 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

Saturday, March 10 @ 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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Passing It On: Exhibit Closing Event

Saturday, March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm |

To mark the closing of our exhibit, Passing It On: Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, we invite you to a celebration featuring participants in the Southern New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, March 17 @ 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

Saturday, March 17 @ 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 Opening Reception: From Their Hands and Lands: Artifacts from Connecticut’s Enfield Shakers

Friday, March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for From Their Hands and Lands: Artifacts from Connecticut’s Enfield Shakers.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 24 @ 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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Voices of Wisdom: Newcomer Stories

Thursday, March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP) at CHS is proud to present Voices of Wisdom: Newcomer Stories. This interactive event will illuminate the journeys, struggles and achievements of immigrants and refugees making new lives in Connecticut, through storytelling, art, music, and dance.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, March 31 @ 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

Saturday, April 7 @ 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: Weird and Wacky Day

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

Embrace the weird at a super silly Free First Saturday! We’ll be creating our own wacky paper clothing and silly hats inspired by the truly weird clothes in the That’s Weird exhibit, and make a jar of mystery slime to play with at home.

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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 7 @ 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

Saturday, April 14 @ 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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The Unexpected History Of American Food

Saturday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Your answer depends on what you define as “weird”. Culinary historian Sarah Lohman will reveal how fashions and trends affect the way Americans eat, turning yesterday’s “yum” into tomorrow’s “yuck” – or vice versa!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. 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: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Saturday, April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

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G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. 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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Exhibit Tours of That’s Weird

Saturday, April 21 @ 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

Saturday, April 28 @ 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

Saturday, May 5 @ 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: Sailors, Ships, and Sperm Whales

Saturday, May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Ahoy mateys! Step aboard the CHS and learn about Connecticut’s maritime history! See what it was like to be an 18th-century sailor and try your hand at knot tying. Learn about Connecticut’s whaling history and make kid-friendly “scrimshaw” using scratch art.

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The Slave’s Cause: A New History of the Abolition Movement

Thursday, May 10 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm |

Join us at CHS to hear distinguished scholar Manisha Sinha discuss her book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.

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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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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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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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