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January 2024

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Jan 03 2024
January 3

Short Attention Span Literary Club

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This month’s story is “Until Gwen” by Dennis Lehane.

Jan 06 2024
January 6

Inspire Center – New Theme!

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! January’s challenge is to make an everyday item look like something completely different!

Jan 06 2024
January 6

Family Program: A Storm is Coming!

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

It's raining cats and dogs! Learn about some of the largest storms to ever hit Connecticut, pretend to be a weather reporter giving a forecast on TV, and then create your very own "storms in a jar" by performing special science experiments!

Jan 06 2024
January 6

French Canadian Jam

January 6 @ 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 joesondra@juno.com. Please note: the French Canadian Jam will take a break during July, November, and December.

Jan 07 2024
January 7

Inspire Center – New Theme!

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! January’s challenge is to make an everyday item look like something completely different!

Jan 07 2024
January 7

Family Story Time

January 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a special family story time! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts! With a new story each time, families can discover the many stories brought to life by Connecticut authors and illustrators.

Jan 09 2024
January 9

Lunch and Learn: Indigenous Unfreedom and Race Making in Early New England

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This virtual presentation by Dr. Joanne Jahnke-Wegner, a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium grantee, will examine how English enslavement of Indigenous peoples during the Pequot and King Philip's Wars contributed to the racialization of Indigenous peoples in early New England.

Jan 13 2024
January 13

SOLD OUT! Behind the Scenes: Making the Look

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This inside look at our historic Costume collection will explore how Americans have used fashion accessories to snazz up their looks over the centuries.

Jan 14 2024
January 14

Guided Tour of Connecticut’s Bookshelf

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Drop in for a guided tour of our latest special exhibition, Connecticut's Bookshelf.

Jan 18 2024
January 18

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

January 18 @ 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.

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