Discover Connecticut History



Discover Connecticut History

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Educator Resources

Digital Resource Packs for Black and Latino Studies

Free teacher resources to support Connecticut teachers teaching the new SERC Black/African American and Latino/Puerto Rican Course of Studies. These digital resource packs include lesson plans, teaching materials, primary sources, and engaging videos!

History in a Nutshell

Looking for quick, history lessons and follow-up activities for your class? Look no further! Incorporate these CT history snapshots into your classroom on your schedule. All of these lessons are inquiry-based and feature a variety of primary sources from our vast museum collection.

Professional Development Workshops

Professional development workshops provide teachers with practical information, materials, and classroom strategies for integrating hands-on, inquiry-based social studies teaching in their schools. Workshops take advantage of our exhibitions, knowledgeable staff, and extensive collections and focus on the skills outlined in the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks and Common Core State Standards.

Civics Education for Connecticut Students

The Civics Education for Connecticut Students Project supports civics education by reducing barriers to specific programs at local museums for Connecticut’s elementary school students. This early introduction to civics helps young learners grasp key concepts like community, citizenship, democratic and civic engagement with hands-on, place-based, experiential learning. 

History in Our Backyard

History in Our Backyard is an online resource that utilizes Google Earth to connect you with the CMCH’s collection and the history of Connecticut. Teachers and parents can utilize this interactive map and associated lesson plans to teach the history of their local community, as well as, larger state-wide and nation-wide themes.

History To Go

History To Go Bags are a great way for kids to experience hands-on, history fun in their home! Each bag explores a different history topic and includes background history, activity instructions, and materials and supplies for the craft.


One Elizabeth Street
Hartford CT, 06105



Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Always by appointment only.