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Upcoming Events

October 2023


Oct 04 2023
October 4, 2023

Short Attention Span Literary Club

October 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This month’s story is “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive," by Stephen King.

Oct 07 2023
October 7, 2023

Family Program: Pastime of the Americas

October 7, 2023 @ 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 08 2023
October 8, 2023

Tavern Talks

October 8, 2023 @ 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, 2023

Lunch and Learn: A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington

October 10, 2023 @ 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, 2023

Opening Reception: Connecticut’s Bookshelf

October 12, 2023 @ 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, 2023

Homeschool Day

October 16, 2023 @ 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, 2023

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

October 24, 2023 @ 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, 2023

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

October 26, 2023 @ 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…

Oct 28 2023
October 28, 2023

Día de Muertos Community Celebration / Celebración Comunitaria del Día de Muertos

October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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La Celebración Comunitaria del Día de Muertos es un evento anual en el Museo de cultura e historia de Connecticut! The Dia de Muertos Community Celebration is an annual event at the Connecticut Museum!

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