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Professional Development

Custom Teacher Workshops

Let us customize a professional development workshop to meet the needs of your group! Connecticut Museum of Culture and History’s professional development workshops provide teachers with practical information, materials, and classroom strategies for integrating hands-on, inquiry-based social studies teaching in their schools. Professional development activities take advantage of our exhibitions, knowledgeable staff, and extensive collections and focus on the skills outlined in the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Framework and Common Core State Standards. Workshops are available on a variety of historical topics and themes for teachers at all grade levels.

 Exact fees are determined based on the staff time necessary for research, preparation, and conducting the workshop; size of teacher group; and other considerations, such as the number of rooms/spaces needed. Fees do not include catering services, although staff may be able to assist with setting up catering for your event at the CMCH.

“This workshop was really geared towards what I can use in my classroom. My students will really enjoy this (me too!).
—8th grade teacher, Groton

The sample fees below are based on a group size of up to 50 teachers. For groups significantly smaller or larger than 50, please contact Rebecca Gavin, Director of Education, at 860-236-5621 ext. 233 or

Programs can take place at your school or at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History. Program lengths and pricing varies. For more information, please contact or (860) 236-5621 x232.

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Hartford CT, 06105



Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday until 8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Research Center Hours:

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