Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford

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The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the official statewide historical society of Connecticut. Established in Hartford in 1825, the CHS is one of the oldest historical societies in the US.
The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, archive and education center that is open to the public. The CHS houses a research center containing 270,000 artifacts and graphics and over 100,000 books and pamphlets. It has one of the largest costume and textile collections in New England.
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  • We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Both the Permanent and Special Exhibits in... 
    We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Both the Permanent and Special Exhibits in...  more »
  • We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Thursday, January 28th, 2021. We have always enjoyed it. Both the Permanent.....  more
    We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Thursday, January 28th, 2021. We have always enjoyed it. Both the Permanent.....  more »
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. There was plenty to appeal to older history and war buffs, as well as young children who can play "house" in a colonial setup. Lots of interesting CT history as expected, as well as interesting exhibits like a film about commercial items manufactured in CT and vintage toy commercials. We loved the war artifacts and left with a feel for historical CT sentiment regarding the Revolutionary and Civil wars. We had lots of laughs in the canoe display.
  • We have visited the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) Museum in Hartford, Connecticut multiple times, most recently on Saturday, January 5, 2019, and have always enjoyed it. Both the permanent and special exhibits in this museum have consistently been nice representations of Connecticut’s history. Although we only were able to spend about an hour and a half at the museum this time, we estimate that it would take at least two hours to see this museum and appreciate all that it has to offer. Admission into this museum was free because it was the first Saturday of the month but museum passes may be available at your local library for free admission on other days.

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