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Discover Connecticut History


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Discover Conneticut History

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Explore Connecticut's history

Reflecting on the past, engaging with the present, and innovating for the future

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Permanent Exhibit Dec 31, 2023

Making Connecticut

Don’t miss this exhibit 400+ years in the making! Colorful, interactive, and filled with more than 500 historic…

Permanent Exhibit Dec 31, 2023

Inn & Tavern Signs of Connecticut

Between 1750 and 1850, there were more than 50,000 inn and tavern signs produced by American painters, creating…

November 12, 2021- October 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health Presented by Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living

Understanding how people have struggled with mental health throughout history helps us support ourselves and each other today.…

May 5, 2022- August 28, 2022 May 5, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Hamilton Heroes and Villains

Whether you're singing along with the Schuyler sisters or only had a brief introduction to the Revolutionary War…

April 22, 2022- August 28, 2022 Apr 22, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Formative: Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut

Formative: Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut This April marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of famed landscape…

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Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday nights until 8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm, Thursday nights until 8pm
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Hartford CT, 06105