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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.Add Connecticut Historical Society to your Hartford travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hartford travel route planner.
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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enjoyed this museum inside an historical mansion. an inventor built the house - most interesting. 3 main exhibits - CT/Hartford history & most interesting exhibit on Chinese boys who came to USA/CT...
enjoyed this museum inside an historical mansion. an inventor built the house - most interesting. 3 main exhibits - CT/Hartford history & most interesting exhibit on Chinese boys who came to USA/CT... more »
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 »
This is a very unique museum filled with so much to see. There are permanent exhibits; Making Connecticut and Inn & Tavern Signs of Connecticut. They also have an exhibit on Mental Health which I have never seen in any museum. Definitely will help bring awareness. An Exhibit of The Philip Cast of Hamilton; an American Musical. And do much more. BTW, I love the tavern signs! There is also a gift shop but no souvenirs bearing name of museum which was very disappointing. It’s more like a small boutique because has a lot of jewelry but no real historical meaning. I could see if it were from a Native American tribe etc. I didn’t make a purchase because nothing in store caught my eye. This museum was originally a home built for Curtis Veeder between 1925 and 1928. The society has added additions. The ticket for adult was $12 which is very reasonable and it’s free every 1st Saturday. The staff is very friendly. I highly recommended visiting this museum and the nearby neighborhood. The old homes on Elizabeth St and nearby are simply beautiful. I also like that the museum have raised bed gardens with vegetables.
This museum is full of information. Gorgeous interior for it used to be a residence, and the grounds are well kept. Great timeline exhibit of CT history. And the exhibits: so interesting: tavern signs and especially the one about mental health.
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