Unique Exhibitions

Discover Connecticut History

 

Unique Exhibitions

Discover Connecticut History

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Virtual Exhibitions

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 a distinct visual language and offering…

Oct 6, 2022

HISTORIC TIMELINE OF CONNECTICUT’S LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Throughout its history, Connecticut’s LGBTQ population has moved from leading hidden, solitary lives to claiming visible, powerful, valuable, and contributing places in society. This…

September 9, 2021- April 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

Albert’s Odd Jobs: Making a Living in the 1800s

Albert Walker was a 19th century farmer – and amateur magician – living in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Through his myriad odd jobs, Walker illustrates a…

Dec 10, 2021

Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

During the 1960s, people of various races, religions, ages, genders, and classes contributed to an integrated civil rights movement—in Connecticut and around the nation.…

Oct 10, 2021

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. This exhibition explores how society…

Nov 5, 2020

Connecticut and WWII Manufacturing

Known as the “Provisions State” (a nickname going back to the Revolutionary War), Connecticut led the nation’s WWII production efforts, from gliders, to ball…

Other Online Exhibitions

Oct 10, 2022

Remembering G. Fox & Co.

A traveling presentation that recalls the wonderful memories of G. Fox & Co. In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark…

Sep 21, 2020

A Vote of Her Own: The Long Fight for Woman Suffrage

One hundred years ago, women secured the right to vote with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The struggle for…

Jul 10, 2020

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

A 2019 exhibit shared the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757…

Jul 10, 2020

Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts

This major exhibition explores the history, culture, and craft of quilt-making in Connecticut. About 30 stunning selections from the CHS’s approximately 150 quilts, ranging…

Current 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 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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