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September 2023


Oct 04 2023
October 4

Short Attention Span Literary Club

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This month’s story is “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive," by Stephen King.

Oct 05 2023
October 5

POSTPONED: Telling New Stories: Ties to the Caribbean in the Ancient Burying Ground

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This program, presented by Dr. Katherine A. Hermes, will feature a variety of diverse stories that illuminate the people who built connections between Connecticut and the Caribbean.

Oct 07 2023
October 7

Family Program: Pastime of the Americas

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Museum! Families will explore the traveling Smithsonian exhibition "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues" to learn more about the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in baseball throughout history and today. Then, they will design a unique team logo, pretend to be a sportscaster, and more!

Oct 07 2023
October 7

French Canadian Jam

October 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get acquainted with French Canadian traditional tunes at this monthly jam session at the CMCH,  happening Saturday afternoons on First Free Weekends! New players and new listeners are always welcome! If you would like to join in, please get in touch with jam organizer, Joe Lavariere, at

Oct 08 2023
October 8

Tavern Talks

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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On select Sundays at 2:00 pm, drop in for a gallery talk about tavern life in early Connecticut. This program is included in regular museum admission.

Oct 10 2023
October 10

Lunch and Learn: A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this lunchtime talk, Will McLean Greeley will discuss how Connecticut Senator George P. McLean helped establish lasting legal protections for birds, overseeing passage of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Oct 12 2023
October 12

Opening Reception: Connecticut’s Bookshelf

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Please join us for the in-person opening reception for the exhibition, Connecticut's Bookshelf.

Oct 16 2023
October 16

Homeschool Day

October 16 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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Join us for an interactive, hands-on educational experience designed for children of all ages! Workshops are offered throughout the day for different age groups. Each workshop includes a list of additional resources to encourage further at-home exploration of the workshop themes.

Oct 24 2023
October 24

Lunch and Learn: Hannah Watson and Women Printers in Early America

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this lunchtime talk, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium grantee, C.C. Borzilleri, addresses how the work of women printers could prove to be the critical component in keeping print businesses and newspapers alive in early America.

Oct 26 2023
October 26

Endangered Eating and the Hunt for Rare Apples: Book Talk, Author Signing, and Cider Tasting!

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Apples have been called the country’s “most endangered food.” Currently, 86% of apple varieties grown in the US have vanished, and four out of five are on the brink of extinction. But thanks to the hard cider revival, rare apples are being saved. In this talk, food historian Sarah Lohman will give an overview of her new book, Endangered Eating: America's Vanishing Foods, with a focus on the history of apples and hard cider in…

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