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Discover Conneticut History

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Discover Our Exhibitions

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 10, 2022 - September 17, 2023 Nov 10, 2022 - December 2023

The Bicycle Game

The 1890s saw an unprecedented surge in the popularity of bicycles, and Connecticut – thanks to entrepreneur Albert…

September 29, 2022- July 30, 2023 Sep 29, 2022 - July 30, 2023

Journeys 旅途: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission

    This exhibition honors the 150th anniversary of the Chinese Educational Mission (CEM), a cultural and educational…

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Museum Hours:

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
Always by appointment only.


One Elizabeth Street
Hartford CT, 06105