Upcoming Events

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Outdoor Concert Series: Betsy’s Band

July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Bring a picnic and enjoy a free outdoor concert and traditional New England country dance on the CHS lawn. Participation encouraged!

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Beyond the Amistad: Black History at CHS

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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Tour and Talkback

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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Exhibit tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Film Screening: “The Day We Walked on the Moon”

July 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm |

Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the CHS is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s “The Day We Walked on the Moon.” Drinks and popcorn provided!

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Family Adventure Days: From Connecticut to Beyond!

July 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Join the CHS as we journey into space! Prepare for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo as you learn about Connecticut’s role in the space industry and how our state helped astronauts travel to space. Then you can create your very own rocket ship! You can also dress up in an astronaut helmet and pose in our special outer space photo booth!

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Family Program: Special Movie Screening

July 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the CHS is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s “The Day We Walked on the Moon.” Join the CHS for a special family screening of this film directly following the family program, “From Connecticut to Beyond!” Families can bring their lunch, along with blankets and pillows to sit on; chairs and additional snacks will be provided.

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Family Program: Special Movie Screening

July 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the CHS is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s “The Day We Walked on the Moon.” Join the CHS for a special family screening of this film directly preceding the family program, “From Connecticut to Beyond!” Families can bring their lunch, along with blankets and pillows to sit on; chairs and additional snacks will be provided.

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Family Adventure Days: From Connecticut to Beyond!

July 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Join the CHS as we journey into space! Prepare for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo as you learn about Connecticut’s role in the space industry and how our state helped astronauts travel to space. Then you can create your very own rocket ship! You can also dress up in an astronaut helmet and pose in our special outer space photo booth!

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Speak Up at CHS: Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

July 27, 2019 @ 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 “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow”

July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Speak Up at CHS: Storytelling Boot Camp with Matthew Dicks

July 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Join 38-time Moth StorySLAM champion and internationally best-selling author Matthew Dicks for a week of storytelling instruction (and an opportunity to perform!).

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Family Adventure Days: Escape to Freedom

July 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Join the CHS as we explore the history of the Underground Railroad. You will get the chance to learn about the secret code used among freedom seekers and how they used the stars and songs to communicate with each other. You can then make a constellation-inspired craft!

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How The Scottsboro Boys Can Help Us Talk About the History of Racism

July 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

***We’re sorry, this event is sold out*** Playhouse on Park and the CHS are partnering to explore how theater can help us discuss racism in American history.

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Family Adventure Days: Escape to Freedom

August 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Join the CHS as we explore the history of the Underground Railroad. You will get the chance to learn about the secret code used among freedom seekers and how they used the stars and songs to communicate with each other. You can then make a constellation-inspired craft!

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Free First Saturday

August 3, 2019 @ 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: History Bookworms

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Calling all booklovers! Join the CHS for a celebration of National Booklover’s Day as we travel through time! Enjoy special readings of Mark Twain’s newly discovered children’s book “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine” at 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15, and then create your own book that tells the story of you! You can also visit our book nook and explore history through children’s picture books.

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

August 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Family Adventure Days: Wind, Wheels, and Water

August 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Travel through history as we explore the various modes of transportation used in Connecticut! Look at photographs from the CHS collection, and then build your own train, car, plane, or helicopter (a Connecticut invention), or invent something new!

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Skinner’s Important Jewelry Consignment Day

August 7, 2019 @ 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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Family Adventure Days: Wind, Wheels, and Water

August 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Travel through history as we explore the various modes of transportation used in Connecticut! Look at photographs from the CHS collection, and then build your own train, car, plane, or helicopter (a Connecticut invention), or invent something new!

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“Not Exactly a Paradise”: Fighting Segregation in Connecticut

August 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

How did black activists push back against segregation and racial injustice in early 20th century Connecticut?

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

August 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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Family Adventure Days: Construction Creations

August 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Connecticut has so many interesting buildings: old ones, new ones, small ones, large ones. Explore images and drawings of Connecticut architecture from the CHS collection and build your own creation! Use toothpicks, uncooked pasta, toilet paper rolls, and much more to design and construct your own buildings!

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Family Adventure Days: Construction Creations

August 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Connecticut has so many interesting buildings: old ones, new ones, small ones, large ones. Explore images and drawings of Connecticut architecture from the CHS collection and build your own creation! Use toothpicks, uncooked pasta, toilet paper rolls, and much more to design and construct your own buildings!

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Outdoor Concert Series: Conjunto Guajiba y Sharina “La reinita que canta”

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert of Puerto Rican folk music on the CHS lawn. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from a food truck!

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

August 17, 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 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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Family Adventure Days: Magical Museums

August 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Experience Connecticut’s magical history by learning about Albert G. Walker, a famous Connecticut magician from the late 1800s, and exploring magical items from the CHS collection. You can then learn how to do special magic tricks and create a magic-inspired craft!

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

August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite you to join us for the Opening Reception for Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.

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Hopes and Expectations: The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford

August 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Bring your lunch and learn about a fascinating 19th-century African-American Hartford family with historian Barbara J. Beeching.

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Family Adventure Days: Magical Museums

August 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Experience Connecticut’s magical history by learning about Albert G. Walker, a famous Connecticut magician from the late 1800s, and exploring magical items from the CHS collection. You can then learn how to do special magic tricks and create a magic-inspired craft!

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Special Concert: Soo-Eun Kwak

August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

CHS welcomes Soo-Eun Kwak, internationally recognized performer of the gayageum, for a special Connecticut performance.

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

August 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us each Saturday for a staff-guided tour of this thought-provoking exhibit. 

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

August 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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

September 7, 2019 @ 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: Celebrate West Indian Culture

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

Discover the traditions behind West Indian Carnival costumes! These costumes, or Mas (short for masquerade), represent an important and beloved art form in West Indian communities. Explore our new Mas exhibit, featuring Carnival costumes made by Hartford teens. Then come meet some of the talented young people that made the costumes, and learn how to create mas and about some of the ways West Indian Carnival is celebrated!

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Winin’ 101: Finding Your Inner Jamette

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program welcomes Dr. Adanna Kai Jones to present a lecture/workshop that will address the bodily logic behind the rolling hip dance known as winin’.

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

September 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 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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The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

September 12, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner will discuss the wide-ranging effect of the Civil War and Reconstruction in this free lecture.

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“Keep America American”: The Klan In Connecticut

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

In the 1920s, membership in the Ku Klux Klan exploded in Connecticut. Why? Join us in the gallery for a deep dive into this topic.

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

September 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 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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Smithsonian Museum Day

September 21, 2019 @ 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.

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Member Meet-Up: The Austin House

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm |

**We’re sorry, this event is sold out!** Join us for a guided tour of the West End home of legendary Wadsworth Atheneum curator A. Everett “Chick” Austin!

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The Transformative 1980s and 1990s in LGBTQ Connecticut

September 26, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

Join us as Professor William Mann, Director of the LGBT Center at Central Connecticut State University, discusses the emergence of a powerful LGBT movement in Connecticut at the end of the 20th century.

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Free First Saturday

October 5, 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: Fall Harvest

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

Join the CHS for a fun-filled day of popular fall activities! Participate in wheelbarrow relay races, play pumpkin ring toss, and then create your own scarecrow-inspired craft!

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Bus Trip to Historic New England

October 7, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 5:30 pm |

**Only a few spaces left!** Road-trip with CHS to see Historic New England’s jewelry collection!

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Short Attention Span Literary Club

October 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Exhibit Opening Reception: Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts.

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Seizing Citizenship: African Americans, Colonization, and the Pursuit of Citizenship in the Antebellum United States

October 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Kevin S. Hooper

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Of Bones and Skeletons: Battlefield Clean-Up During the American War of Independence

October 15, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

What happened to those who fell on the battlefields of the American Revolution? Join us to find out!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Get ready for Halloween with this look at our most spine-chilling objects!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Get ready for Halloween with this look at our most spine-chilling objects!

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

October 19, 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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Spooky Trails and Tall Tales in Connecticut

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Come hear some spooky stories to keep you company on your next hiking trip in Connecticut!

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Exhibit Opening Reception: War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the opening reception for War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution.

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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

October 26, 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

November 2, 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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Día de Muertos: Free Community Events!

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm |

Are you ready for two days of Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead activities and celebration? On Friday evening November 1 at 6pm, head to the University of Saint Joseph’s Bruyette Athenaeum. On Saturday, November 2, 10am-5pm, come to CHS to experience the sounds and sights of the Day of the Dead.

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Panel Discussion: Choreographer Alwin Nikolais, A Touchstone for Creativity

November 7, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm |

Join us to learn about trailblazing choreographer (and Hartford native) Alwin Nikolais, from two of his veteran collaborators.

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

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

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

November 9, 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 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

November 9, 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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“For the benevolent and glorious purpose of diffusing Christian knowledge in the new settlements”: The Connecticut Missionary Society in the Northeastern Borderlands

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Dr. John Morton, a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) fellow who is conducting research here this fall.

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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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One event on November 30, 2019 at 1:00 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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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.

Find out more »

Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts Exhibit tour

Saturday, January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »