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Connecticut Historical Society

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The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, independent, not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1825. Located at One Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CT, the CHS is home to a museum and library, the Waterman Research Center, and the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program - the state's folk and traditional arts initiative.

Ths CHS's mission is connecting you and the stories of Connecticut. Its vision is a society that values historical perspective and understanding as essential tools in connecting with others, shaping communities, and making informed decisions. To accomplish that, the CHS serves tens of thousands of people annually through adult, youth and family educational programs, as well as tours, exhibitions, and library and research services. The organization's renowned collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, and other materials accessible at its Hartford campus and on loan at other organizations.


Programs by Connecticut Historical Society

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Communities in Action: People Helping People

A lot might have changed over the past 200 years, but the jobs that many people do are surprisingly similar to the ones done by those who lived long ago. In Communities in Action, students use primary sources to investigate the work all of our...


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Going to School in Early America

What if a typical school day didn’t include buses, lunch boxes, or Chromebooks, but rather firewood, slate pencils, and a one-room school? In Going to School in Early America, we take a trip back in time to explore what school was like for...


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Life as a Patriot Soldier

In this program, students explore what life was really like for a Patriot soldier during the American Revolution using art and memoir from the time and reproduction artifacts and replica military drills.


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Life at War: Everyday People in the American Revolution

In this program, students examine images, reproduction objects, and primary source documents to investigate the daily lives of those living in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution.


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One Person, One Vote

In our One Person, One Vote program, students can learn all about who gets to vote in America – and how the pool of eligible voters has evolved over time. They’ll even get to rock the vote themselves – both as a citizen and as a member of Congress.


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Which Side Are You On? Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution

In this program, students examine the competing viewpoints held by people living in the colonies during the American Revolution and engage with primary sources that illustrate reasons people supported different sides in the conflict.


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Rebecca Gross
1 Elizabeth St
Hartford CT 06105
860-236-5621, x. 232
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Connecticut Historical Society cover:

Social Studies/History
Problem Solving

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

Informative, enjoyable, thought-provoking.
Both CHS leaders were amazing - personable, kind, professional and obviously passionate.
Wonderful program, like all of CHS programs, both in person and online.
Excellent and interesting program. Always impressed at resources and presenters at CHS.