Upcoming Events

Images and the Fight for American Women’s Voting Rights

November 14, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about the ways that suffragists used images in the fight to win the vote.

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

November 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

***Sorry, this workshop 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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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 30th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature

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Open Studio Hartford at CHS

November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm |

The CHS will host Open Studio Hartford as part of the 30th annual city-wide tour.  This 2 day event will feature

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Speak Up at CHS: Book Launch Party!

November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Join bestselling author and storyteller Matthew Dicks for the launch of his latest novel, Twenty-One Truths About Love. There’ll be contests, Q&A, wine, and, of course, storytelling!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

November 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, this tour is 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.

November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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**We’re sorry, this tour is 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

November 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Free First Saturday

December 7, 2019 @ 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, 2020

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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: Poppers and Holiday Traditions

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Join the CHS for our annual popper craft! Make your very own popper to use as a gift, a New Year’s Eve noisemaker, or a holiday party favor!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962

December 10, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Fashion historian and writer Rebecca C. Tuite tells the story of fashion magazine Vogue during the 1950s, under the leadership of Jessica Daves, who catapulted the magazine into the modern era. A small pop-up exhibit of period clothing from out collection will be on view.

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Laboring Bodies: Dispossessed Women and Sexuality in Colonial New England

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Emily J. Clark

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

** We’re sorry, but this tour is 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.

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

**We’re sorry, this event is 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

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Speak Up. True stories. Real people.

Speak Up at CHS: Crafty

December 14, 2019 @ 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Vacation Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

December 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Cozy up with hot chocolate, snacks, a story time, and a fun craft! Join us for special readings of Faith Ringgold’s book “Tar Beach” at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. After the story, create an imaginative craft inspired by your own dreams.

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Vacation Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

December 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Cozy up with hot chocolate, snacks, a story time, and a fun craft! Join us while we explore the story of “Elmer the Patchwork Elephant” by David McKee. There will be readings at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, followed by the chance to create your own patchwork elephant!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

December 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, January 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, 2020

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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: Charting Your Story: Maps

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

Discover the exciting story of mapmaker Bernard Romans! Explore the exhibit “War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution” and then participate in hands-on map making activities and crafts.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, January 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 April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, January 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

A “book club” for those of us with short attention spans! We meet every couple of months and discuss short stories that have a connection to our exhibits and collections. All are welcome! Click to find out what story we’re exploring this month.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, January 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 April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Bootlegger’s Bash: Raise a Glass to Prohibition!

Friday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with music, dancing, and, of course — booze!

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

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

**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, January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

**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, January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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New England’s Early Quilts and Quilters

Wednesday, January 22 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us as Lynne Z. Bassett, guest curator of Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts, offers an overview of New England quilting. You’ll learn about the women who made quilts, the labor involved in creating them, and the way that romantic nostalgia about quilt-making has affected our understanding of these women’s lives.

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

Saturday, January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

***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, January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

** 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, January 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 April 12, 2020

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Free First Saturday

Saturday, February 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, 2020

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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, February 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

*Rescheduled from Jan. 25* Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks offers a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop for beginners.

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Family Program: Quilted with Love

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the CHS by creating your own teddy bear “quilt” and special valentine cards!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 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 May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Bob Steele on the Radio

Thursday, February 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Learn about Bob Steele’s journey from boxer to Connecticut radio legend!

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Behind the Scenes: Love and Lust

Saturday, February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

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 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

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

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 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 May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Skinner’s Important Jewelry Consignment Day

Wednesday, February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm |

The CHS will host Skinner for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment.

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Vacation Program: Connect the Clues!

Saturday, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Are you a true history detective? Join us on this fun-filled history quest! Using only a map as your guide, solve riddles and explore the museum in search of clues to uncover the unique stories of Connecticut’s past.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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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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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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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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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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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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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

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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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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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POSTPONED: Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

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

**This sold-out event has been POSTPONED to July 11.** 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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POSTPONED: Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

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

**This sold-out event has been POSTPONED to July 11.** 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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POSTPONED: Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

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

**This sold-out event has been POSTPONED to July 11.** 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 »

Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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POSTPONED: 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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POSTPONED: 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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POSTPONED: 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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POSTPONED: 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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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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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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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Join us for a guided tour of our latest exhibition.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

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

We’re taking our Literary Club meeting to cyberspace! Grab a cup of coffee and settle down in front of your chosen device to chat with about this meeting’s chosen short story, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”. Click to learn how to join us!

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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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Coffee Hour with CHS: Let’s Talk Hepburn

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

Join us online via Zoom to discuss Katharine Hepburn’s films, her deep roots in Connecticut, and — if you’re willing to do a little cooking at home — sample a batch of her famous brownies.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Saturday, April 4 |

Happy Birthday, Earth Day! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by tuning into our first episode of Kat’s Creative Corner and then enjoy the outdoors with a special scavenger hunt! This episode will be released on Saturday, April 4, at 10:00 am.

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Sunday, April 5 |

What is a collection? What fascinating stories can it teach us about the past? Tune into our first episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! This episode will be released Sunday, April 5, at 10:00 am.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Saturday, April 11 |

Turn your trash into treasure! Tune into our latest episode of Kat’s Creative Corner for part 2 of our Earth Day Birthday celebration! Learn about upcycling and then create your own craft out of reusable materials found in your home! This episode will be released on Saturday, April 11, at 10:00 am.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Sunday, April 12 |

Take a break from the digital world and create a journal with your family! Explore the importance of written word and how it helps us learn about about the past. Then, decorate your own journal and fill it with pictures, stories, and special memories! This episode will be released on Sunday, April 12, at 10:00 am.

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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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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us online to chat about a classic short story, Ring Lardner’s deceptively simple story of small-town gossip, “Haircut”.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Women’s Suffrage in CT

Friday, April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us online to chat with CHS staff about the women’s suffrage movement in CT, and get a sneak peek of the stories that will be featured in our upcoming exibit, “A Vote of Her Own: The Long Fight for Woman Suffrage.”

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Saturday, April 18 |

A picture is worth a thousand words! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner as we discover history through the lens of Connecticut photographers, and then work together with your family to complete a special photography challenge! This episode will be released on Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am.

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Sunday, April 19 |

Did you know the Sperm Whale is Connecticut’s state animal? Do you know why? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! This episode will be released on Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 am.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

“Be careful what you wish for” is beautifully illustrated in Kit Reed’s 1962 “The New You”. Grab a cup of coffee and join us online for a casual chat about this classic short story.

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“The Work Must Be Done:” Women of Color and the Right to Vote

Thursday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

The CHS is doing exciting new research into women of color who worked for women’s suffrage. Join us for this evening conversation about these historical figures, the importance of having a history that is inclusive, and the many ways that this history ties into current civic issues around voting.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Spies of the American Revolution

Friday, April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Grab a snack and settle in front of your favorite device to learn some stories about espionage from the American Revolution in this interactive program. You’ll meet some famous spies and some that are not so well-known.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Saturday, April 25 |

Calling all explorers! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner as we look closely at maps made by Bernard Romans, a Connecticut mapmaker. Then, travel through Connecticut towns using historic maps! This episode will be released on Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 am.

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Family Program: Connect the Clues!

Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Are you a true history detective? Join us on this fun-filled history quest! Using only a map as your guide, solve riddles and explore the museum in search of clues to uncover the unique stories of Connecticut’s past.

Find out more »

Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Sunday, April 26 |

Do you have a favorite sport? What about a favorite athlete? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to uncover the story of a professional basketball player from Connecticut! This episode will be released on Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 am.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Wednesday, April 29 |

Give a warm welcome to spring with a special May Day celebration! Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to explore the history of the maypole and other springtime traditions. Then, create your own May basket with your family! This episode will be released on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 pm.

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POSTPONED: American Silk: From Sericulture to Status Symbol

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

**This event is postponed** 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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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us online for a conversation about “Charles”, the title character in Shirley Jackson’s lighthearted story of a very naughty little boy.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: That’s Weird!

Friday, May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Why are the mourners in this elaborate embroidery all missing heads? We don’t know! Tune in to this interactive, online program to learn about this item and some of the other weird, confounding, and bizarre stuff in our museum!

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, May 6 |

What? A wooden ham? Why would you make such a thing? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories as we take a close look at this wacky artifact from the CHS collection. We’ll find out how it connects to one of Connecticut’s most well-known historic legends. This episode will be released on Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00 pm.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

This week, our short story club tackles “The First Seven Years”, a Bernard Malamud story about a simple shoemaker’s search for a husband for his daughter.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Witches in Connecticut

Friday, May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

**Update: All the spots in this program have been claimed! We will run “Witches in Connecticut” for a future online Coffee Hour — keep an eye on this page, our social media and weekly email newsletter for more information!** Did you know that the first American witch trial was in Connecticut? Join this interactive online program to learn more about Connecticut’s history of witch hunting.

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Virtual Family Activity: Kat’s Creative Corner

Wednesday, May 13 |

Did you know every quilt is unique? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner as we look closely at quilts from the CHS collection. We’ll discover how basic shapes, like triangles and diamonds, can be used to create unique patterns. Then, design your own quilt square! This episode will be released on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00 pm.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us online to chat about Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers,” a feminist mystery from 1917 based on a real-life murder case in rural Iowa.

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Spies of the American Revolution

Friday, May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Grab a snack and settle in front of your favorite device to learn some stories about espionage from the American Revolution in this interactive program. You’ll meet some famous spies and some that are not so well-known.

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Virtual Family Activity: Objects Tell Stories

Wednesday, May 20 |

Imagine you were a kid 70 years ago! What toys would you have played with? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to explore some popular toys from the 1950s and 1960s and discover what they can tell us about the past! This episode will be released on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm.

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

Thursday, May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Join us online to chat about Hemingway’s 1927 work, “Hills Like White Elephants.”

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Coffee Hour with CHS: Witches in Connecticut

Friday, May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

Did you know that the first American witch trial was in Connecticut? Join this interactive online program to learn more about Connecticut’s history of witch hunting.

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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through July 31. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time. Our Annual Meeting has been postponed until September 14. Click here for CHS's digital programs.