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Connecticut Historical Society

One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
860-236-5621 x222

January 2017

Family Program: Transportation Exploration

January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
Free

Beep beep! Join us on Free First Saturday as we explore our favorite forms of transportation. Work with our supplies and your imagination to create either a boat or a car. Then, see if your boat will stay afloat, or test how far your car will go on our racetrack. This program is free and great for children age 6 and up.  For more information, call (860) 236-5621 x222 or email corinne_swanson@chs.org. Thanks to Berkshire Bank for support of this program.

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February 2017

Valentines for Kids

February 4, 2017 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
FREE
Valentines for Kids

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, come to the Connecticut Historical Society to create old-fashioned, hand-made Valentines! Get inspired by Valentines from long ago, then use your creativity to make Valentine cards to give to your friends and family. This program is great for all ages! This program is FREE and open to the public as part of Free First Saturday which offers admission to the museum galleries all day at no charge. (Please note that free admission does not include…

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April 2017

Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery Week

April 10, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - April 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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Daily from 2-4pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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FREE
Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery Week

Join us during spring break as we take a close look at historic ART-ifacts! WOVEN WONDERS: On Tuesday, weave through our exhibits and find the woven treasures hidden in our museum. Then, create your own woven ART-ifact from yarn or paper. SUPER STENCILS: On Wednesday, learn about the designs found in the chairs, chests, and other wood ART-ifacts. Use these designs or invent your own design and stencil a box to take home. ELEGANT EMRODIERY: On Thursday, explore the world…

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May 2017

Free Monthly Family Program: Sensing History

May 6, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
FREE
Free Monthly Family Program: Sensing History

Can you show someone a sound? Can you “see” objects without using your eyes? Explore how senses work at Free First Saturday at the Connecticut Historical Society this month at Family Program: Sensing History. Try out activities that investigate all the ways we see, hear, and feel the world around us. Try to guess the items in a mystery box using only your sense of touch, test out all the different ways sound travels, and create a sensory portrait of…

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June 2017

Family Program: Hartford Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

June 3, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free

Help us welcome the Hartford Symphony Orchestra when they visit the CHS for a special Free First Saturday! Kids will have a blast playing at the HSO Instrument Petting Zoo, trying out dozens of musical instruments from the violin and the saxophone to the tuba and the glockenspiel. Come learn how playing a musical instrument is a whole-body experience; you’ll feel each instrument’s vibrations humming differently from your head to your toes! Petting Zoo sessions will be offered at 10:30,…

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July 2017

Free First Saturday

July 1, 2017 @ 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
Free
Free First Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Activity sheets will be available for children and their families to use as they explore the exhibits. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Free Outdoor Concert Series African Peru Music & Dance

July 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
FREE
Free Outdoor Concert Series African Peru Music & Dance

Free Outdoor Concert Series African Peru Music & Dance presented by the Connecticut Historical Society and the work of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut. On July 20 (rain date July 21) Negrura Peruana will perform the music and dance of African Peru, a dynamic blend of several percussion instruments, vocals, guitar, and dance.  Growing up in…

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August 2017

Free Outdoor Concert Series Celtic Trio

August 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
FREE
Free Outdoor Concert Series Celtic Trio

Free Outdoor Concert Series Celtic Trio at the Connecticut Historical Society presented by the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut. The August 17 (rain date August 18) concert features Daymark, a dynamic trio playing Celtic fiddle, flute, pipes, and guitar. Led by Connecticut fiddler Dan Foster, Daymark honors traditional Irish and Scottish instruments and tunes that have…

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February 2018

Family Program Valentines for Kids

February 3, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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FREE
Family Program Valentines for Kids

Instead of buying your Valentine’s Day cards this year, come to CHS on Free First Saturday to create old-fashioned, hand-made Valentines! Get inspired by Valentines from long ago, then use your creativity to make Valentine cards to give to your friends and family. All supplies will be provided, but families may also bring their own supplies. This drop-in program is free and open to the public, and great for all ages. For more information, please contact Corinne Swanson at (860) 236-5621…

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March 2018

Family Program: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day at the CHS! Families are invited to join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham at 10:15, 11:15, or 12:15, where we’ll learn that weird things can surprise us if we give them a try. In the spirit of Sam-I-Am, kids can create wacky colorful “food” of the future, like purple mashed potatoes or blue spaghetti. We’ll also look at funny little oddballs…

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December 2018

Family Program: Holiday Poppers and Traditions

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free

Pop go the holidays! Bring the whole family to our annual popper program! Join us for some 19th-century holiday traditions of cards and crackers! Invented in the 1840s, poppers (or crackers) “pop” open when pulled apart to reveal treats, goodies, and surprises inside.  These timeless holiday favorites make great gifts, party favors, or New Year’s Eve noisemakers. Kids and families can make their own custom poppers to take home. We’ll also have samples of 19th-century holiday and greeting cards available for kids and…

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March 2019

Free Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Family Program

March 2 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
FREE
Free Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Family Program

Come celebrate at Free Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Family Program "Silly Saturday with Dr. Seuss" with Connecticut Historical Society or CHS! Join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss book, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. After the story, make your own Dr. Seuss-inspired silhouette. Story times will be at 10:15, 11:15 and 12:15. This program is free and great for children ages 3-9. For more information, call (860) 236-5621 x222 or email taylor_mcclure@chs.org.

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May 2019

Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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FREE for Blue Star Families

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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June 2019

Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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July 2019

Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Family Program: Kicking Off Blue Star Museums

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

Help us kick off Blue Star Museums by visiting the CHS for a special family program! Starting on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, Blue Star Museums will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd. All are invited to help us honor the men and women who serve this country by engaging in a fun craft and activity. Stop by the CHS to make a picture frame for someone in your…

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Blue Star Museums at CHS

July 29 - September 2
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Connecticut Historical Society is a Blue Star Museum. We will be offering free admission to active military personnel and their families until Labor Day on September 2nd.

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August 2019

First Free Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

August 3
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free First Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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Outdoor Concert Series: Conjunto Guajiba y Sharina

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This August 15 (rain date August 16) event will feature El Conjunto Guajiba y Sharina “La reinita que canta.” They will present jíbaro music, rural folk music from the countryside and mountains of Puerto Rico. Director Roberto Piñeiro is a musical powerhouse with years of playing in different traditional music ensembles around New England and Puerto Rico. Sharina De Leon, “the songbird,” is a fourth-generation trovadora who improvises lyrical rhymes in the songs. Come hear the music that some feel…

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September 2019

First Free Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

September 7
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free First Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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October 2019

First Free Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

October 5
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free First Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society

Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center.

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