Upcoming Events

Liverpool, Slavery, and the Atlantic Cotton Frontier 1763-1833

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Alexey Krichtal, a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) scholar who is researching how the cotton trade affected mariners, merchants, and enslaved people throughout the Atlantic world.

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Free First Saturday

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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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Family Program: Remembering Armistice Day

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Join us on Free First Saturday as we remember those who served in World War I and those serving in the armed forces today. Kids and families can create a unique poppy pin, and make a card or postcard to send to military service members from Connecticut who are deployed around the world.

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

November 3, 2018 @ 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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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 29th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature over a dozen artists from the West End and members of the Sewing Circle Project. Each artist will be present to offer their artwork for exhibit and sale during the two-day event. This is the sixth year CHS has participated in the annual event that celebrates the vibrant local arts scene in Hartford. The CHS will offer free admission to…

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 29th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature over a dozen artists from the West End and members of the Sewing Circle Project. Each artist will be present to offer their artwork for exhibit and sale during the two-day event. This is the sixth year CHS has participated in the annual event that celebrates the vibrant local arts scene in Hartford. The CHS will offer free admission to…

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Money, Beauty, Power: the Transformation of Taste in Gilded Age America

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Ulysses Grant Dietz (Chief Curator Emeritus of The Newark Museum) will explore the changing tastes of Gilded Age America in our Decorative Arts Council Annual Lecture.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

November 17, 2018 @ 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 for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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

November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

SOLD OUT! — 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, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

*SOLD OUT* 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 Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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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Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

* SOLD OUT!* 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 Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

November 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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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Free First Saturday

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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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Family Program: Holiday Poppers and Traditions

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Pop go the holidays! Bring the whole family to our annual popper program! Make your own custom popper to use as a gift, party favor, or New Year’s Eve noisemaker, and create your own old-fashioned holiday card!

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Exhibit Tour of Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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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Speak Up at CHS: Patios, Pools and the American Backyard

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences. Galleries open before the show.

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Washington And Rochambeau in Connecticut

December 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Join us for a midday talk about the journey of American and French troops through Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee and dessert!

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Hamilton Opening Reception and “Fake News” Lecture

December 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, “Hamilton: His Words, His World, His Hair,” and to learn about how our founding fathers grappled with the problem of “fake news”.

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Vacation Program: Cocoa & Crafts Story Hour

December 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a children’s book. On Friday, December 28, escape the winter for a “summer day” indoors, where we’ll read about the amazing adventures that can happen right in your own backyard and make our own mini “gardens.”

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Vacation Program: Cocoa & Crafts Story Hour

December 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am |

Curl up with some cocoa at the CHS during winter break! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot cocoa, and a reading of a children’s book. For fans of the musical Hamilton, come to the museum on Saturday, December 29 for a revolutionary storytime. Learn about the world of Alexander Hamilton and make your own paper tricorn hat!

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, January 5 @ 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 for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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Family Program: Summer Backyard “Pool” Party

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

It’s cold outside, so escape the winter for a day and come warm up at our indoor backyard “pool” party! We’ll have games to play, summer tunes, a kiddie pool to “fish” in, and craft stations to make your own paper sunglasses and sand art.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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The Busy Parent’s Short Story Club

Thursday, January 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

No commitment, but lots of coffee! Bring your little ones to the CHS for this drop-in program. You’ll get to discuss good literature with adults, while our staff lead your kids in crafts and stories of their own.

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

Saturday, January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

Saturday, January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Exhibition Opening Reception: Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

Wednesday, January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

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Speak Up at CHS: Beginner Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-founder Matthew Dicks

Saturday, January 19 @ 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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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group’s for you!

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, February 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

**We’re sorry, but this event is now sold out.** 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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Family Program: Valentines & Love Letters

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

Instead of buying your own valentine cards this year, come to the CHS and make your own one-of-a-kind valentines! We’ll supply the glitter and glue (and other supplies), as well as samples of vintage valentines and silly love letters from our collection to use for decoration or inspiration.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

Monday, February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Hamilton fans: have you ever wondered what’s fact and what’s fiction in the hit musical? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

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

**We’re sorry, but this tour is sold out!** Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got you covered.

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

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

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got you covered.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Skinner’s Important Jewelry Consignment Day

Wednesday, February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm |

Meet with Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Department staff for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your fine jewelry, paintings, sculpture and other fine arts. Space is limited and appointments are required!

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Vacation Program: Hamilton History Adventure

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Follow the life of the 10-dollar founding father at this vacation family program! Make your way around the museum completing different crafts and activities as we explore the big moments of Alexander Hamilton’s life.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

Find out more »

Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Smithsonian Affiliate Special Event: Kitchen Contradictions: Food and Cooking in 1960s America

Saturday, February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm |

*We’re sorry, but this program has been canceled * From Julia Child to Jell-O, learn about the contradictions in American cooking in the 1960s.

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Exhibition tour of “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard”

Saturday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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Every Saturday, join our staff for a guided tour of the highlights of “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard.”

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, March 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: Silly Saturday with Dr. Seuss

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

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America at CHS! Join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss book, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. After the story, make your own Dr. Seuss-inspired silhouette.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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

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

*We’re sorry, but the 11:00 am tour has sold out!* 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.

Find out more »

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

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

**WE’RE SORRY, BUT THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!** 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.

Find out more »

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

Saturday, March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, this event is sold out! ** 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.

Find out more »

The Heathenish and Absurd Idea of Manifest Destiny: Connecticut’s Critique of Manifest Destiny, 1848-1871

Thursday, March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring a lunch and learn about the many Connecticans who opposed America’s continental expansion in the 1800s!

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Exhibition Opening Reception: New Collections at CHS

Friday, March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for New Collections at CHS.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Member’s Reception and Sneak Peek: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Tuesday, March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

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

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group is for you! Join us to discuss a work by CT author Ann Petry over coffee and treats.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2019

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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: Create Art, Create History

Saturday, April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Calling all artists! All ages and artistic abilities are welcome to join us for First Free Saturday. Learn about a Hartford-born African American artist, then create your own original masterpiece!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Vacation Program: Busy Parents Short Story Club

Wednesday, April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

If you’ve been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment and childcare, this group is for you! Adults will get to discuss short works of literature, while CHS staff leads your kids in crafts and stories of their own. Treats for everyone will be served!

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Vacation Program: Pictures from the Past

Friday, April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Lights, camera, history! Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to the Connecticut Historical Society and create your own daguerreotype.

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Vacation Program: Pictures from the Past

Friday, April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Lights, camera, history! Looking for a fun activity for the whole family to do over spring break? Come to the Connecticut Historical Society and create your own daguerreotype.

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Saturday, April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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A Meaningful Subjection: Coercive Inequality and Indigenous Political Economy in the Colonial Northeast

Thursday, April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring your lunch and learn about the relationship between Native Americans and European colonists from visiting scholar Peter Olsen-Harbich.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: Put Me In, Coach: Stories of Athletic Endeavors

Saturday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join us for another wonderful performance by Speak Up — storytellers sharing their lived experiences. Galleries open before the show.

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Department Stores and the Black Freedom Struggle: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights

Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

How did civil rights activists use department stores (like Hartford’s G. Fox) as centers for the struggle for black freedom? Historian Traci Parker will discuss her new book on this topic. Come early to view our exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2019

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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, May 4 @ 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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Family Program: ¡Celebremos Mexico!

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

Come join the CHS as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Learn about the various ways this holiday is celebrated through hands-on activities and crafts that celebrate Mexican culture. You are also invited to enjoy live mariachi performances!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

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The CHS is partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to offer a joint program that explores the Black experience in Connecticut!

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

Saturday, May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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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 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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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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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Member Meet-Up: Sturbridge Vintage Fashion and Antique Textile Show

Monday, May 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm |

Meet up with fashion-minded CHS members at this pre-Brimfield textile show!

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Speak Up Co-founder Matthew Dicks

Speak Up Podcast LIVE!

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Speak Up’s first ever LIVE podcast! Join us for a fun night of stories, laughter, and even a little bit of learning, too. 

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Annual Members’ Meeting

Monday, May 20 @ 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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Opening Reception: Take Note! 75 Years of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Monday, May 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception for Take Note! 75 Years of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2019

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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 with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, June 1 @ 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: Instrument Discovery Lab

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

Help us welcome the Hartford Symphony Orchestra when they visit the CHS for a special Free First Saturday! Kids will have a blast experiencing the HSO Instrument Discovery Lab, trying out dozens of musical instruments from the violin and the saxophone to the tuba and the glockenspiel. The Instrument Discovery Lab is a musical laboratory that gives children the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and play!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Tour and Talkback

Thursday, June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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Join us for this opportunity to discuss the modern-day repercussions of America’s long denial of full citizenship for African Americans.

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Connecticut Open House Day

Saturday, June 8 |

CHS is participating in Open House Day 2019 — free admission to our galleries all day!

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Preventative Conservation of the First Ladies’ Gowns

Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about how the Smithsonian preserves and conserves its First Ladies gowns collection.

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Eighteenth-Century Revival Poetry and Its Uses

Friday, June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

In this lunchtime talk, NERFC fellow Wendy Roberts will demonstrate how evangelical poetry was central to the early America’s literary history.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

Saturday, June 15 @ 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 for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories.

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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

Saturday, June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019

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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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