Upcoming Events

Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, July 28 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

Monday, July 30 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 3 @ 4:00 pm |

***SOLD OUT*** 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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Family Adventure Days: Comics and Capes

Tuesday, July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Pow! Wham! Zap! Grab your mask and cape and join us for comic book day! Kids can design their own superhero and comic book cover, or decorate a comic-covered mini gadget box.

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Family Adventure Days: Comics and Capes

Tuesday, July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Pow! Wham! Zap! Grab your mask and cape and join us for comic book day! Kids can design their own superhero and comic book cover, or decorate a comic-covered mini gadget box.

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Family Adventure Days: Remake, Reuse, Recycle

Wednesday, August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Being green isn’t a new idea! Long ago, kids and families reused and “recycled” materials every day, sometimes in surprising ways. Make a plastic basket or braided rug out of recycled materials, and use your detective skills to figure out what different historic artifacts were made from.

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Family Adventure Days: Remake, Reuse, Recycle

Wednesday, August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Being green isn’t a new idea! Long ago, kids and families reused and “recycled” materials every day, sometimes in surprising ways. Make a plastic basket or braided rug out of recycled materials, and use your detective skills to figure out what different historic artifacts were made from.

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Family Adventure Days: Symbols and Codes

Thursday, August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Can you decode the hidden messages? Be a super sleuth for the day and try to deduce the meaning behind symbols used by people long ago and today. Send a secret message using the Victorian language of flowers or the modern day language of emojis! Kids can also make a Victorian flower bookmark or an emoji stress ball.

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Family Adventure Days: Symbols and Codes

Thursday, August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Can you decode the hidden messages? Be a super sleuth for the day and try to deduce the meaning behind symbols used by people long ago and today. Send a secret message using the Victorian language of flowers or the modern day language of emojis! Kids can also make a Victorian flower bookmark or an emoji stress ball.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, August 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: Play in the Past

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

Come to Free First Saturday at the CHS and experience what life was like for children in colonial times. Kids and families can participate in a series of colonial games, compete against friends in “chore races,” and make their own whirligig to take home!

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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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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, August 11 @ 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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Family Adventure Days: Oddities, Curiosities, and Wacky Wonders

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

Museums have all kinds of strange things in their collection. Explore some of CHS’s oddities, curiosities, and wacky wonders! See if you can identify the purpose of some of our most unusual artifacts, and make your own wacky fashion accessory out of crazy duct tape!

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Family Adventure Days: Oddities, Curiosities, and Wacky Wonders

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

Museums have all kinds of strange things in their collection. Explore some of CHS’s oddities, curiosities, and wacky wonders! See if you can identify the purpose of some of our most unusual artifacts, and make your own wacky fashion accessory out of crazy duct tape!

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Family Adventure Days: A Day During World War I

Wednesday, August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

What was a day like for a Connecticut soldier fighting during World War I? Find out at Family Adventure Day! Search for clues about soldiers’ experiences in our exhibit Facing War: Connecticut in World War I, take a break for (pretend) “coffee” and “donuts” in the Y.M.C.A hut, and design a patch to wear or a postcard to send home.

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Family Adventure Days: A Day During World War I

Wednesday, August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

What was a day like for a Connecticut soldier fighting during World War I? Find out at Family Adventure Day! Search for clues about soldiers’ experiences in our exhibit Facing War: Connecticut in World War I, take a break for (pretend) “coffee” and “donuts” in the Y.M.C.A hut, and design a patch to wear or a postcard to send home.

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Family Adventure Days: Notable Nutmeggers

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

How many important Connecticut people can you think of? Join us as we explore the famous and not-so famous people from Connecticut’s past and present through activities, games, and crafts. Nominate someone that you think should be a Connecticut “person of the year” and paint a portrait of someone special.

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Family Adventure Days: Notable Nutmeggers

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

How many important Connecticut people can you think of? Join us as we explore the famous and not-so famous people from Connecticut’s past and present through activities, games, and crafts. Nominate someone that you think should be a Connecticut “person of the year” and paint a portrait of someone special.

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Outdoor Concert Series: Bomba Ashe

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free outdoor concert of Puerto Rican bomba and plena music and dancing on the CHS lawn.

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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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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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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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Exhibit Opening Reception: Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community

Thursday, August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.

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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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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, September 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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Family Program: Connecticut Goes to Work

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

Come to Free First Saturday at the CHS to experience life as a factory worker during WWI. Kids and families can try their hands at various factory jobs and then make their own airplane or submarine to take home!

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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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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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Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights at G. Fox & Co. Department Store

Thursday, September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Traci Parker, NERFC fellow, about the racial integration of sales and clerical work at G. Fox during and after the Second World War.

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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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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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“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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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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Debating Democracy in the Revolutionary Age

Wednesday, September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Kari Winter, NERFC fellow, about political debate in the Revolutionary Era in Connecticut.

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Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. CHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a proud participant in Museum Day! The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2018. Follow the Smithsonian: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter. Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day?  Let us…

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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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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, September 29 @ 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, October 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 at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, October 6 @ 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, October 6 @ 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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Bus Trip to Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm |

Join CHS’s Fashion and Textile Council members for a day trip to the gorgeous historic home of artist (and Hartford native) Frederic Church.

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Smithsonian Affiliate Event: History Wrapped Up In A Cape

Thursday, October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Our guest speaker, Mallory Warner of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will present the stories of four women who served as military medical staff during World War One.

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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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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 20 @ 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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, October 27 @ 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, November 3 @ 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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 3 @ 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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 10 @ 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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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, November 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 Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 17 @ 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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, November 24 @ 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, December 1 @ 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 December 1, 2018

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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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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Saturday, December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

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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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