KIDS: Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library

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Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library -  Events 2018
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Free Family Program
Saturday, May 5, 2018.10:00AM - 1:00PM
Connecticut Historical Society


Ahoy mateys! Step aboard the CHS and learn about Connecticut’s maritime history!  See what it was like to be an 18th-century sailor and try your hand at knot tying. Learn about Connecticut’s whaling history and make kid-friendly “scrimshaw” using scratch art. And explore the Making Connecticut exhibit and other parts of the museum with a scavenger hunt to see how boats and ships have changed over time.

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This drop-in program is free and open to the public, and great for children ages 5 and up. For more information, please contact Corinne Swanson at (860) 236-5621 x222 or email

The Connecticut Historical Society is fully handicapped accessible - there is a ramp and also elevators available to the 2nd floor gallery space. Parents with hearing and visually handicapped should check with the museum staff.
The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, and education center. Our mission is to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through exhibitions, programs and Connecticut-related collections because examining and understanding the past, and connecting the past with the present, provides a guide for the future.
Established in Hartford in 1825, The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is one of the oldest historical societies in the nation and houses one of the most distinguished museum and library collections in New England. The museum’s collections include more than 242,000 prints and photographs and 38,000 objects, with strengths in 17th and 18th century furniture; costume and textiles; portraits and landscapes; tavern and trade signs; decorative arts; and toys and tools. The library holds more than 125,000 volumes, 1,300 maps, 3,700 broadsides, and three million manuscripts, including one of the nation’s finest genealogical collections.
One Elizabeth Street at Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Tel: (860) 236-5621
Fax: (860) 236-2664
By Car
From Interstate Route 84, west of downtown Hartford, take exit 46 (Sisson Avenue). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Sisson Avenue.
At the second traffic light turn left onto Farmington Avenue. Go one block and turn right onto Girard Avenue (at Arrow Pharmacy).
At the second intersection turn right onto Elizabeth Street. The Connecticut Historical Society, with ample free parking, is the second drive on the right.

By Bus
The A Route will get you to the corner of Asylum Avenue and Elizabeth Street (A1-ASYLUM AV-Bishops Corner-Cigna) or right in front of the CHS (A2-ASYLUM AV-Fern St). The S1 Route will drop you off at Asylum Avenue and Woodland Street, from there walk west to the corner of Asylum Avenue and Elizabeth Street. The CHS will be on the south (left) side.
The E, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6 & E7 routes have stops at Farmington Avenue and Girard Avenue. From there, walk two blocks down Girard Avenue to Elizabeth Street and turn right. The CHS is the second driveway on the right.
Communications Coordinator
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 236-5621
Fax: (860) 236-2664
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of The Connecticut Historical Society, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact The Connecticut Historical Society.

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